Governor Polis supports Colorado Universal Preschool Program with reading tour

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(COLORADO SPRINGS) — On Friday, March 1, Governor Polis toured Colorado Springs schools in honor of Read Across America Day, and to promote the Colorado Universal Preschool Program, which is now open for enrollment.

The Governor read “Me and My Dragon” by David Biedrzycki to preschool students at the Early Learning Connections Center at the Colorado Springs Day Nursery. He also visited Soaring Eagles Community School and read “I Promise” by Lebron James to the first-graders there.

As of Thursday, Feb. 29 families can register for the Colorado Universal Preschool Program, which makes preschool available to every child in Colorado. The Governor spoke highly of the program, and said that he was happy to support the program with his reading tour.

“I was thrilled to tour and read to students at the Early Learning Connections Center and Soaring Eagles Community School. It’s a great reminder that preschool enrollment is open for the 2024-25 school year and families should sign up to help save money and ensure their children are receiving the education they deserve,” he said.

Families can browse providers, apply for funding, and learn about the enrollment process on the Colorado Universal Preschool website.

“I really encourage parents to sign up,” said Governor Polis. “We have even more choices and providers than last year, all across our state, from schools to private providers to home-based provider programs, and you can see what’s best for your kid.”

The program was very well-received last year, Governor Polis said. And this year there have been even more parents and providers interested in joining.

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