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
2022-23 School Year
Applications for the 2022-23 school year are closed - the lottery took place on Monday April 4 at approximately 9am, and results were sent via email immediately after. If you have not received notification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you did not complete the application but wish to add your child to the waitlist, you may still do so by choosing 'waitlist signup' in the menu.