Preschool is more than a place to play, it sets a foundation for young learners. Research shows that a high quality early education program gives young children a strong start on academic, social, and emotional growth, and may help parents and educators identify potential learning problems early. A decade ago, Denver Preschool Program (DPP) set out to increase access to high quality preschool programs for all of Denver’s children. This fall DPP, a taxpayer funded nonprofit, celebrates its 10th anniversary.
“Ten years ago, Denver voters chose to invest in our children and our future,” says Jennifer Landrum, president and CEO of DPP. “Thanks to their support, we”ve been able to provide a high quality preschool education to more than 50,000 four-year-olds, regardless of their backgrounds, through the 2017-2018 school year.”
Families can help Denver Preschool Program (dpp.org) celebrate their anniversary at one of these special events in September:
Denver Art Museum, Just For Fun Family Center
Sat, Sept. 2, 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pick up a free book for preschoolers and settle in for English and Spanish storytime hosted by some of Denver’s biggest personalities.
Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Tue, Sept. 5, 4 to 8 p.m.
Have a slice of cake and stick around for storytime in English and Spanish and a free book.
Thu, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
See nature like never before with animal demonstrations, art projects, and more at the Denver Zoo. Free magnifying glasses are available for all young explorers. Normal Denver Zoo admission fees apply.