BEEP uses the following means to help families fund preschool education: sliding scales, bartering, BOCES funding when child needs therapy, CPP funding for qualifying children, CCCAP (social services). Assistance Programs Provided: Colorado Preschool Program, CCCAP, and BOCES. Board of Cooperative Education: Contact if your child has developmental delays. Contact San Juan BOCES Child Find at 970-247-3261 x 146 to schedule a screening.
Bayfield Early Education Programs has participated in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) since 1995. It is funded by the state legislature under the School Finance Act with the intent of serving children who may be at risk for being unsuccessful in kindergarten by providing them with high quality educational experiences in the year prior to kindergarten. This year, the legislature is funding 28,000 slots statewide for CPP, and BEEP is being funded for 20 of those slots in the 2018-2019 school year. Eligibility for your child’s acceptance into CPP is based on the Eligibility Checklist which you complete, an interview with the director, screening of your child, and observations in the classroom. Determination and placement is done by the end of September. Acceptance of your child will provide you with tuition assistance. Attendance is required throughout the school year to maintain the slot.
We have a BEEP CPP Council made up of teachers, collaborators, parents, and other community members who recommend policies and procedures to the preschool regarding the CPP. If you would like to volunteer to be on the CPP Council, please let the CPP Administrator know. We meet six times during the school year on an agreed upon time. The Council has set the following guidelines for the preschool:
A maximum of 16 children per classroom with an adult/child ratio of one to eight.
At least two Individual Learning Plans for each child which state the goals identified by the teacher and parent in social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
In addition to the Colorado Quality Standards, our program uses an eclectic mix of curriculums i.e. Montessori, High Scope, and Creative Curriculum for optimum learning.
The quality of our program is always the most important focus for the CPP. Understanding the importance of high quality early learning experiences for children lead the legislature to create this program and supports us as we look at the needs of all our children.
If you have any questions about CPP or your family’s participation in the program, please call the Director of Bayfield Early Education Programs at 970-884-7137.
Bayfield Early Education Programs (970) 884-7137 P.O. Box 1584 | 645 Fox Farm Circle | Bayfield, CO 81122 firstname.lastname@example.org
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