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Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado ensures that every child in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten is eligible for state-funded, voluntary preschool beginning in the 2023-24 school year. Three-year-olds and four-year-olds with qualifying factors are eligible for UPK. More information can be found on the Colorado Department of Early Childhood website at:


Weld Re-3J Preschool Locations and Hours (half-day programs only)

Hoff Elementary: 8:10-11:10 a.m. and 12:05-3:05 p.m.

Hudson Elementary: 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Meadow Ridge Elementary: 8:55-11:55 a.m. and 1:05-4:05 p.m.



2023-2024 Preschool Handbooks

Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information:

Benjamin Palmer

Executive Director of Early Childhood and Special Education

(303) 536-2000