Apply Now for Universal Preschool (UPK) for the 2023-24 School Year!

Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, families in Colorado can receive at least 15 hours per week of free, voluntary preschool for 4 year olds through the Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado program. 3 year olds with qualifying factors are eligible for 10 free hours per week. UPK Colorado is administered by the newly-created Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC).

Some families may be eligible for additional hours of free preschool based on various factors, including income. Families seeking additional hours based on income are required to submit proof of income documentation.

If you need help adding a document to your application, contact your local coordinating organization for assistance. Your LCO can assist you with any part of your UPK Colorado application.

Click here to submit an application for Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado for the 2023-2024 school year / Presentar una solicitud para el Programa de Preescolar Universal de Colorado (UPK, en inglés) para el año escolar 2023-2024

Page https://ece.aurorak12.org/screenings/

Early Learning Opportunities

The APS Early Childhood Department offers a variety of early learning opportunities to infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. Each of our early learning programs service a different group of children and parents. Please click below to find out more about each program and to check for eligibility and availability. https://ece.aurorak12.org/programs/

Child Find Program
Assists the Early Childhood Department in identifying and providing learning opportunities for children with special needs.

Child Find Program


Family Handbook and Parent/Guardian Agreement Form