Welcome to the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Webpage!
***We are now moving forward with our UPK registrations for families since the school closures began. We are reaching out to families by the order of their original appointments for placement via email. We are working with families starting back from March 16th. This will be a lengthy process but I will get to everyone as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience.
The Universal Pre-kindergarten Program is a grant-funded program which is renewed annually by the NYS Governor. The program operates 2-1/2 hours a day, 5 days a week for the length of the school year.
The locations being offered for the 2019-2020 school year will be Allendale Elementary, Northwood Elementary, EduKids on Kelly Dr, EduKids on Seneca St, Great Expectations, Just Kids, Page 1 and St. John's Preschool on Clinton St.
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the pre-kindergarten program. Children must be four years old on or before Dec. 1st of the year they will be starting school in order to be eligible for the program. Eligible children will need their original birth certificate, physical and immunization records, and proof of residency. You must also provide proof of parent or guardian identity (NYS Valid Driver's License or non-Driver's Identification Card).
The primary purpose of our program is to provide four-year-old children with the opportunity to access high-quality prekindergarten programs that prepare them for future school success by developing strong foundational skills in early literacy and mathematics. The goal of our program is to encourage and support child-initiated, child-directed and teacher-supported activities based on a curriculum to ensure strong instructional content aligned with the NYS Learning Standards.
For more information regarding this program, please contact Kathy Kirchmyer at 677-3151 or email@example.com for more information.
Please note the UPK office can be accessed through door #4, which is located on the left-hand side of the District Office building.