Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, Greeley-Evans School District 6 will be a Universal Preschool provider through the Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado program.
**Apply for Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado Here**
The District 6 Preschool locations found in the application include:
Tointon Academy Preschool at 717 71st Ave Greeley, CO 80634
Shawsheen Elementary at 4020 W 7th Ave Greeley, CO 80634
Additional preschool locations will be added for this fall at Martinez Elementary School, Scott Elementary School, Meeker Elementary School, and Madison STEAM Academy. For these sites, select:
District 6 Early Childhood Center at 5401 W 20th Street Greeley, CO 80634.
Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado ensures that every child in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten is eligible for half-day (15 hours), state-funded, voluntary preschool beginning in the 2023-24 school year. Three-year-olds with qualifying factors are eligible for part-time (10 hours) preschool programming. Families of children in the year before they are eligible for
kindergarten with certain qualifying factors, are eligible for an additional 15 hours stacked on top of the half-day programming, bringing those children to full-day programming. 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.
Many children will also qualify for Colorado’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), Head Start, and other funding sources that can be stacked on top of UPK Colorado hours to meet the needs of families. In coordination with their preschool providers, families are also welcome to provide a co-pay for additional hours as needed.
UPK Colorado will save families an average of $6,000 per year on child care. High quality preschool programs are known to aid in a child’s development and to have social, academic, and economic benefits that are carried with that child throughout their life. The launch of this program, as a result of the voter-approved Proposition EE, builds on Colorado’s long-standing commitment to children and families and helps ensure that they are valued, healthy and thriving.
Learn more about UPK Colorado by visiting Family Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
How to apply for UPK Colorado
The application for Universal Preschool will open in January 2023 via a user-friendly application portal for families. After the UPK application launches, the Department will be working to bring additional state-funded early childhood services to the same application portal, reducing the level of burden and bureaucracy placed on families.
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, are able to apply for UPK Colorado for the 2023-24 school year beginning on January 17, 2023.
Read more in our Family Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).