In 2006, LWVDenver endorsed a ballot issue that imposed an increase in city sales tax, to create the Denver Preschool Program. League positions have always supported a quality and equitable public school system, pre-K-12. The proposal only seemed to make sense—an investment in quality care and education for Denver four-year-olds. DPP not only provides tuition credits for families, based on a sliding income scale, but also works with preschools to improve and ensure quality programming.
On Tuesday, February 21, Elsa Holguín, president and CEO of Denver Preschool Program (DPP), presented an update on the program, including the successes, challenges, and the relationship of this program with the new Colorado preschool program.