UPK for Families
Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, families in Colorado can receive 15 hours per week of free, voluntary preschool for 4 year old’s. UPK is administered by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood and care is provided by local early educators like Early Connections Learning Centers!
Fill out the state application & choose early connections
Universal Pre-K is a program that is organized by the state of Colorado and you will need to first fill out the application.
This goes to the CO state application
Get match notification & accept
After you’ve completed the application you will get a matching notification that you will need to accept.
After you’ve completed the first two steps please contact us to get enrolled at one of our Early Connections locations.
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We can help no matter where you are in the process!
Learn How UPK Works
Universal Preschool 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 Universal Preschool Colorado for the 2023-24 school year.
Early connections is a UPK provider
Early Connections is here to support your early care and education needs for your children. We offer UPK services at all of our locations.
Every child in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten is eligible.
UPK will pay for every four-year-old child to attend preschool.
Some three-year-olds may also qualify.
Applications are currently being accepted and you can begin at any time.
Contact our enrollment director to get the assistance you need to get your child enrolled at one of our centers.