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Colorado Universal Preschool- Applications Open NOW!!




What is Colorado Universal Preschool?
Universal Preschool (UPK) is an exciting new initiative with plans for all 4-
year-olds to access at least 15 hours of state-funded, voluntary preschool
beginning in the 2024-25 school year.

Who is eligible for preschool support?
All Colorado children who are 4 years old on or before October 1, 2024, are
eligible for up to 15 hours of Colorado UPK in the upcoming school year.
Families may qualify for more free hours based on a number of qualifying
factors, per available funding.

Which programs are participating in UPK?
Colorado UPK will provide families with pre-k options that best fit the needs
of your student and family.

How do I apply for my child to attend UPK?
Families may go to to access the family application portal
which allows families to express preferences for provider type, hours, and

To learn more about the Colorado Universal Preschool Program check out the family handbook!


UPK Colorado is coordinated at the local level through
Local Coordinating Organizations (LCOs).
Families looking for assistance navigating preschool
services should contact the TPECC family support
specialist Ashlyn Sims


Phone: (719) 210-7386



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