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
Contact information:Melissa Byrd
716-407-91099625 Main StreetClarence NY 14031
2023-24 School Year
If your child turns 4 before/on December 1, 2023, they are eligible for the 2023-24 UPK Program.
The application will be available on this site (HERE) from March 1 at 10:00 am to March 31 at 4:30 pm.