Universal Prekindergarten Program


    Universal Pre-kindergarten (UPK) is a New York State funded program specifically designed for four-year-olds not eligible for kindergarten.
    UPK is a developmentally appropriate, learner-centered educational program to help four-year-olds develop physically, socially, emotionally, linguistically, culturally, and intellectually. The program has a strong emphasis on early literacy and early numeracy to help prepare children for kindergarten. 
    Basic eligibility requirements:
    • must be a Clarence School District resident
    • child must be 4 years old by December 1 of the school year


UPK Blocks
  • Contact information:
    Melissa Byrd
    Curriculum Department
    9625 Main Street
    Clarence NY 14031
  • 2018-19 School Year

    Our lottery for the '18-19 school year took place on April 9, and all placements have been filled. If you have children who will turn 4 by December 1, 2018 and wish to add them to our waitlist, please email upk@clarenceschools.org with the following information:
    Child Name:
    Parent/Guardian name(s):
    Best contact number:

    2017-18 School Year 

    Our waitlist remains active for the entire year. If your child turned 4 years old by December 1, 2017 and you wish to add him or her to the 17-18 waitlist, please send an email to upk@clarenceschools.org with the following information:
    Child name:
    Parent/Guardian name:
    Best contact phone number: