BEEP uses the following means to help families fund preschool education: sliding scales, BOCES funding when child needs therapy, UPK funding for qualifying children, CCCAP (social services). Assistance Programs Provided: Universal Preschool (UPK), CCCAP, and BOCES. Board of Cooperative Education: Contact if your child has developmental delays. Contact San Juan BOCES Child Find at 970-247-3261 x 146 to schedule a screening.
What is Universal Preschool (UPK)?
Every child in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten is eligible for up to half-day (15 hours) of state-funded, voluntary preschool to support their preschool enrollment for the 2023-24 school year. Four-year-olds with qualifying factors may be eligible for full-day preschool. Three-year-olds withqualifying factors are eligible for part-time (10 hours) preschool programming.
What documents do you need to apply?
Proof of date of birth
Proof of residency
Proof of income with your application if you are applying for additional hours
How do I apply for Universal Preschool? The Universal Preschool application or UPK can be found here. Eligibility is determined by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood.
What is the family income threshold to qualify as a risk factor for UPK funding? The family income threshold is below 270% of the federal poverty level, based on your household’s gross annual income. Qualifying based on income is determined by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood through the universal preschool portal. The current income by household size are:
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