UPK Provider Information

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We’re excited to have providers participate in Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado. Providers will participate once they have registered and created a profile within the UPK Colorado application system.

We hope this helps providers always be at their desired capacity, more easily communicate with families, and represent their businesses to a wider audience.

Providers must be licensed to provide services for preschoolers and must sign a provider service agreement. Speak with your LCO to begin your registration process.
 

Provider Login
Log in using your email address associated with the licensing system. If you have issues, contact your Local Coordinating Organization (LCO).

Provider Guide

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How can I participate as a provider in UPK Colorado?

Providers who are licensed to support preschool-aged children are able to participate. In addition, providers will need to sign a provider service agreement. The terms and conditions of the agreement can be found here.

Speak with your LCO to begin your registration process.

What are the requirements to participate as a provider?

All providers must be licensed to participate. Providers will also need to follow quality standards that are designed in accordance with law. Providers will also need to agree to sign a provider service agreement.

How much will I be compensated if I participate?

Provider rates vary by location. To view the provider rates by location, click here.

Why is this program in a new system?

As we were building this application, we wanted to give a way for providers to market their businesses. This portal gives families visibility to providers in the state.

Will families be able to have siblings go to the same provider together? 

As families apply, we will consider if they currently have a sibling also enrolled with a certain provider. We will take this into account in our matching to keep families and siblings together where possible.

Will I be able to continue to care for a child who I had as a 3-year-old? 

As families apply, we will factor if they currently have a child enrolled with a provider. We will try to ensure continuity of care whereas possible.

 

Contact Us
Have more questions or need help? Contact us at cdec_upkcolorado@state.co.us or 303-866-5223.

Comprehensive UPK Colorado Frequently Asked Questions.