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News Release: 5/22/2019 Free Full-Day Kindergarten

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May 22, 2019

Announcing Free Full-Day Kindergarten Comes to Jeffco Public Schools!

May 21, 2019

Dear Jeffco Families & Staff,

Free Full-Day Kindergarten for all is here!  Governor Polis signed free full-day kindergarten into Colorado law today. Jeffco Public Schools will offer free full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools for the 2019-20 school year. If you are a future kindergarten parent, information is below.  If you are not, please share this information with families of future kindergarteners you may know.

Here are some key things to know:

If your child is already enrolled for kindergarten in Jeffco Public Schools and you do not want to make any changes, you do not need to do anything until registration time opens in late July. All Jeffco families will receive notification when registration opens in late July. If you enrolled in a full-day program expecting to pay monthly tuition – good news, you do not need to pay tuition!

If your child is enrolled in a half-day kindergarten program in Jeffco next year, you may continue as half-day or change to full-day.

Will the half-day program continue? Yes, every school will offer half-day kindergarten options. Please contact your school if you have questions.

May I change to full-day? Yes. Kindergarten students are guaranteed a full-day kindergarten spot at his/her designated neighborhood school. Choice enrolled kindergarten students may move from half-day to full-day kindergarten, if there is space available.

To make changes to kindergarten enrollment or enroll in Jeffco Public Schools for the first time, go to to enroll or change enrollment (Round 2 choice enrollment). Click on the Apply Now button. Indicate you would like the full-day kindergarten program at your assigned neighborhood school (guaranteed) or apply for a different neighborhood, option, or charter school (space available basis).

All Jeffco Public Schools students need a Jeffco Connect account to use the EnrollJeffco system.  All students have an assigned neighborhood school, or may apply for a different neighborhood school, option school, or charter school now through early August. If you choice enroll and space is not available, you receive a “waitlist” position.

Want to know more?

See our webpage about Free Full-Day Kindergarten.

Jeffco Public Schools is excited to offer families this new opportunity!  We hope to see your kindergarten student on August 14, 2019 in our free full-day program.


Jeffco Public Schools

Full-Day Kindergarten Flyer.pdf