Commitment to Quality


DPS programs are unique because all teachers are ECE qualified in addition to having Colorado teaching certificates. DPS teachers bring years of experience to the classroom and are supported by a strong, district-wide professional development curriculum. DPS prides itself on having the best teaching staff in Denver.

Quality-Rated Classrooms

DPS is fully committed to the quality of its preschool programs. In line with this commitment, DPS has had the vast majority of its classrooms rated by an independent pre-school rating organization, Qualistar (see Qualistar for more information). Those programs that have already been rated consistently receive three stars out of a possible four stars.


All Early Childhood Education classrooms in DPS are licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Care Division, as childcare facilities. As such, all classrooms are required to comply with the Rules Regulating Child Care Centers and General Rules for Child Care Facilities issued by that department for classrooms and staff as well as the Rules and Regulations Governing the Health and Sanitation of Child Care Facilities issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.