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.
- 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.