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Rocky Mountain PBS is committed to the life-long learning of our community, starting with the earliest years. We are proud to partner with Colorado parents, caregivers, nonprofit organizations, and educators to support families and children.

Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado

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, can apply now for UPK Colorado for the 2023-24 school year.

UPK Colorado is not a first-come, first-served program. Applications are currently being accepted. You can begin your application at any time and return to it as many times as you like before submitting.

To learn more, you can go here.

Videos About UPK Colorado

UPK Colorado: Governor Polis (English)

UPK Colorado: Dr. Lisa Roy

UPK Colorado: Governor Polis (Spanish)

UPK Colorado: Adeeb & Taj

Bright by Text for Parents and Caregivers

Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for and loves a child, prenatally through age 8. They send send free text messages with easy, practical tips and activities right to your cell phone. Content comes from trusted partners like PBS, Sesame Street, and Vroom. To learn more, you can visit

Bright by Text


Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 274448 to STOP. Text HELP to 274448 for HELP. Full Terms. Privacy Policy.

This texting initiative is supported with funding from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The David & Lucile Packard Foundation. We are proud to receive funding locally from Delta Dental Foundation, Chevron, and Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

Bright By Text initiative sponsors:

RMPBS Early Education Sponsors