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
  • 2019-20 School Year

    • The lottery selection was held Monday, April 1.
    • No results will be provided via email or phone.
    • You will receive lottery results via US mail by Friday, April 5.
    • Your response, if offered placement, is due by Thursday, April 18.
    • If you wish to add your child to the waitlist, please complete the form here.