Full-day kindergarten passes the Colorado House

May 2, 2019 | Chalkbeat

Colorado parents will be able to enroll their children in full-day kindergarten at no cost starting this fall.

A final vote in the Colorado House Tuesday evening sealed the deal for one of Gov. Jared Polis’ key campaign promises and top legislative priorities.

Colorado currently pays a little more than half the standard per-pupil rate for kindergarten students. While most kindergarten students already attend full-day programs, in many districts parents pay tuition or districts pull from other needs to cover the cost. Roughly 13,000 students — 20 percent — attend half-day programs.

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