Tuition Based Preschool Update:
27J is currently working to determine if Tuition Based Preschool can be offered at elementary buildings across the district. A decision about this program should be announced by April 3, 2017. Thank you for your patience.
2017-2018 Colorado Preschool Program applications now being accepted
School District 27J values
early childhood education and provides preschool at many different elementary
schools and community partners across the district. It is important to know that students need
to qualify for the Colorado
Preschool Program. Priority is given to students who turn 4 years old by
October 1, 2017. All 4 year old students
must meet at least one (1) of the qualifying risk factors. All qualifying 3 year olds will be placed on
a wait list and enrolled if space is available.
Student must turn 3 by August 15, 2017 to be eligible for placement and
must have three (3) qualifying risk factors.
Eligible and accepted children will attend at no cost to the family. Classes are 4 days per week, 3 hours per day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no class on Wednesday). Transportation is available to those families who attend their home school and families may incur a monthly transportation fee.
In order to qualify, students must live within 27J boundary lines, must be 4 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2017 or 3 years old by August 15, 2017 and have identified risk factors. (Students with no identifiable risk factors will not be considered for CPP).
Applications are available here (English/Español)or at the Educational Service Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave., Brighton, CO.
Families will be notified as to whether their child qualifies for preschool.
Qualifying risk factors for CPP:
The child is eligible to receive free or reduced-cost lunch pursuant to the provisions of the Federal "National School Lunch Act"
Homelessness of the child's family
An abusive adult residing in the home of the child
Drug or alcohol abuse in the child's family
Either parent of the child was less than 18 years of age and unmarried at the time of the birth of the child
The child's parent or guardian has not successfully completed a high school education or its equivalent
Frequent relocation of the child's family to new residences
Poor social skills of the child (per a formal evaluation)
Child is in need of language development, including but not limited to the ability to speak English
Children are automatically eligible if they are guardians of the state by the State Department of Social Services as a neglected or dependent child
Child birth weight was 4 pounds or less
- Child has experienced significant medical problems
**Student's who do not meet the criteria for CPP are not eligible for this program. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this policy**