Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado allows families to choose the right setting for their child, whether it is in a licensed community-based, school-based or home-based preschool setting. Families of children in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten, and qualifying 3-year-olds, can apply now for UPK Colorado for the 2023-24 school year.
UPK Colorado is not a first-come, first-served program. Applications are currently being accepted for the second round of matching. You can begin your application at any time and return to it as many times as you like before submitting.
Qualifying 3-year-olds - Families of 3-year-old students with at least one qualifying factor, wishing to send their child to a program run by a school district, will not be able to select a specific school location and should select the school district where they reside. School districts will match 3-year-olds in a separate process and they will be placed in one of the providers within the district.
Eligibility - Some participating school districts around Colorado have local Board of Education adopted policies allowing for alternative dates for kindergarten eligibility. If you live in one of those districts and your child is showing as ineligible in the State application portal, please reach out to your LCO to ensure you are placed for matching in that school district. Alamosa’s kindergarten cut off for Kindergarten on June 1st.
Please use the following link to access application and providers