• 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
  • 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.