Changes to ECE SchoolChoice Process

The SchoolChoice process for ECE-4 families will be much different for the 2023-24 school year than in previous years. Along with other Colorado school districts, DPS is working with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) to continue expanding its Early Childhood Education program by rolling out a new enrollment process for Universal Pre-K (UPK). Families must complete both applications (UPK and DPS SchoolChoice) to apply to a DPS ECE program.

Visit this page to enroll and learn more about the new ECE-4 UPK Colorado preschool process.

ECE-3 SchoolChoice 2023-24 »
ECE-4 UPK Colorado 2023-24 »
Tuition Rates for 2023-24 »

How we serve our kids and parents

The mission of the Early Education Department is to deliver integrated, comprehensive and quality early education in every classroom.

At DPS, we give our youngest learners the time they need to develop and grow through play and experience, and we teach them how to become contributing members of our global community.

Our staff supports families in their roles as advocates for their child’s education at DPS and provides parent involvement opportunities that lead to their child’s academic achievement.

As we as a community face the challenges that Covid – 19 has brought, please take a look at the resources tabs to the right, “Available Resources” and “Supporting Pre-K Students at Home”,  for many helpful resources (in English and Spanish) to aid your student’s learning activities and family resources.