Westminster Public Schools

Last updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Westminster Public Schools in Westminster, CO, a 2015-1016 Sorenson Impact SIF subgrantee, launched a PFS financed preschool pilot, examining the effects of full-day, five days per week of preschool, compared to an existing offering of half-day, four days per week preschool. The pilot has resulted in an opening of 7 full-day classrooms, and is being evaluated using a Randomized Control Trial (RCT), under the direction of Dr. Allison Atteberry at the University of Colorado Boulder. The financing of the pilot has been structured with PFS elements; as a partially recoverable grant, given by two local foundations. The results of the pilot will help inform Westminster’s next steps, which could include a large-scale PFS-financed expansion.