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Universal Preschool Program


Enrolling in our Preschool program is as easy as 1-2-3

High-quality early childhood education sets the foundation for a strong start to kindergarten. Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, all 4-year-olds qualify for at least 15 hours a week of free preschool through the Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado program. Follow the simple steps below to enroll your child in preschool!

Step 1

preschool boy smiling sitting on a bean bag



Submit an Application for UPK for the current 2023-2024 school year.

Various locations are still available throughout the district!

UPK applications for 2024-2025 have not been opened by the state at this time. Please check back to this page frequently for updates.

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Before submitting an application see who qualifies for universal preschool through the state and which one of our schools offer preschool. 

Who Qualifies?

ALL 4-year-olds qualify for 15 hours of free preschool a week the year before they start kindergarten. These students must turn 4 by Oct. 1 of the school year.

If your child does not meet any of the above criteria, but you would like to learn about possible tuition-based spots, please email

Step 2

State notifies families where their child has a spot AND Families must accept or decline the spot

  • The State notifies families where their child has a spot, and families must then accept or decline the spot.
    • When families accept, it holds their spot and they move onto the next step in the preschool enrollment process.
    • When families decline, the state tries to match them with their second or third choice at a later time.
    • Families that do nothing, or miss the deadline for accept/decline, their application will continue to be rematched in future rounds until a spot is accepted.

*You can log into your initial application at any time to review updates. Please do not submit duplicate applications as it creates errors and cancels out both applications.

Step 3

District sends enrollment information to families who accept a spot

  • Families must complete the district enrollment process and upload any required documents in order to secure their child’s preschool spot.

    After completing this final step, families will receive a welcome email prior to the start of school with information about:
    • Your child’s class and teacher

    • Class hours

    • School supplies

    • First day of school information, etc.