UPK and WPS - Apply, Match, Register
  • Hello Prospective WPS Early Childhood Parents and Guardians.

    Thank you again for your interest in our early childhood education programs.  It is our understanding that you may have received a message recently informing you that the Universal Preschool registration portal has been delayed in informing you of your child’s placement in our programs.  Please know that the Universal Preschool program is a new statewide program and has had some glitches in the early stages.  We continue to be dedicated to enrolling your child as soon as possible in our WPS programs, and will do our best to have an answer for you in mid-March concerning your child’s preschool placement for the 2023-2024 school year.  We thank you in advance for your patience as we all navigate this new Universal Preschool process and we look forward to getting in touch with you in the coming weeks about your child’s upcoming placement!

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    • All parents and caregivers, regardless of income, county or school district, MUST APPLY for a Pre-K spot (3 and 4 year olds) using the Universal Pre-K portal.
    • ACCESS COLORADO UPK PORTAL (UPK Colorado applications will be open on January 17th, 2023.)
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    • When your child has been matched to a preschool program, you will need to accept the match offer.
    • The matching process takes into account hours needed, spaces available, siblings, and district boundaries, among other factors.
    • This process may take up to 4 weeks to ensure the best fit for your child. 
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    • 4 year olds* are eligible for free full day preschool, Monday-Friday
    • 3 year olds* are eligible for free ½ day programming.
      • *Age based on Oct. 1st cut off date
    • If you need more hours than allotted by the state, WPS may be able to provide additional hours at no additional cost to you.
    • If your child is not yet 3 years old by Oct. 1st, they may apply for a spot at our tuition-based Early Learning Center, F.M. Day, which accepts children from 3 months old.
    • Spots are limited. Enrollment priority will be granted to families living inside our district borders before opening spots up to other families.

    All required documents can be uploaded in the online application.

    • Birth Certificate
    • Proof of Address
    • Copy of Current Immunizations
    • Copy of Current Physical


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    For more information about Universal Preschool? Visit https://adcoconnect.org.


    Keri Rule

    Administrative Assistant
    P: 720-542-5093