Colorado Governor Jared Polis visited the LPS Village North building on Jan. 17 to promote his universal preschool expansion plan. Polis met with LPS Board of Education members and administrators and Village teachers and parents before touring the building. Polis noted “If we can expand several thousand slots a year, we can grow our preschool capacity in a way that serves more kids and doesn’t take away from other budget priorities.”
Accompanied by Colorado Senator Jeff Bridges of Greenwood Village and Colorado Representative Meg Froelich of Englewood, Polis said that his preschool request is part of a balanced budget and will pay dividends in higher literacy rates, better high school graduation rates, higher earnings in adulthood, and even lower incarceration.
Photo: Colorado Governor Jared Polis stops to say hello to Abel and his dad Miguel during his visit to the Village North facility in Littleton.