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 Current Year - UPDATE

    While CCSD is closed during this time, UPK classes will be halted completely until April 20. Return date subject to change. 


    2020-21 School Year - UPDATE

    The application deadline has been extended to April 20, 8:00 am.
    The lottery has also been postponed until April 20, 9am.
    Dates subject to change.