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The Summit Pre-K Program (SPK) helps to make high quality preschool possible for most Summit County 3 and 4 year old's. To offset the high cost of quality preschool, SPK provides monthly tuition credits to families who meet the required criteria. Families are required to apply during the annual enrollment period.

Enrollment deadline for applications is May 7, 2022. 

For program year September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023, applications are open March 15, 2022 to May 7, 2022!

To calculate your potential tuition credit, please use the following calculator:

Step 1:

Determine your eligibility

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Eligible children MUST be 3 or 4 years by October 1, 2022.

  • Eligible children must be enrolled or eligible for enrollment in a participating, licensed, child care center, family child care home or preschool program in Summit County.

  • Participating preschool programs, child care centers and family child care providers must have a child care license in good standing from the Colorado Department of Human Services and must have a Colorado Shines Quality rating of 2 or above. For a list of participating programs please click here.

  • At least one parent or legal guardian must live and/or work in Summit County.


Click here to read SPK guidelines for full description of the program.

Step 2:


Gather all required documentation before your start your application. Click here to see checklist.

Here's a link to print Employment, Income, Work Schedule Verification form. You must upload one form for each employer. 

Step 3:


​Apply for Summit Pre-K Program here!

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