Universal Pre-kindergarten

Universal Pre-kindergarten (UPK) and Statewide Full-Day Pre-K are special programs established by the New York State Education Department and the local school districts to provide a preschool experience for the children of eligible families. The program starts each year in September and we accept applications for children who will be four years old by December 1st of the current school year and live in a school district which is providing UPK.

This is a preschool program with a qualified teacher and an assistant in every class. Children will attend the program Monday through Friday for 2 1/2 hours each day for UPK and 5 hours each day for Statewide Full-Day Pre-K. Transportation is not provided by Universal Pre-kindergarten/Statewide Full-Day Pre-K funding.

In preparation for the 2015-2016 school year Child Care Resources of Rockland will be hosting Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and Statewide Full-Day Pre-K information sessions for parents who have a child that will be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2015. UPK is offered in the following school districts:

Clarkstown, Nanuet, North Rockland, Nyack, Pearl River, Ramapo Central and South Orangetown

Statewide Full-Day Pre-K has different eligibility requirements and is offered in the following school districts:

North Rockland, Nyack, Ramapo Central and South Orangetown.

These information sessions will address the history of Universal Pre-Kindergartend and Statewide Full-Day Pre-K, related Ladder Legislation, eligibility requirements, advantages of the programs, information about the participating early childhood programs, applications, regulations and advocacy opportunities. Both applications will be available here on our website by the end of the business day on January 30, 2015.

If you are interested in applying for the 2015-2016 UPK or Statewide Full-Day Pre-K Program, we invite you to join us for one of the following information sessions:

Monday February 2nd at 7pm
R.P. Connor Elementary School
13 Cypress Road
Suffern, NY 10901

Tuesday February 3rd at 9:30 am
Child Care Resources of Rockland
235 N. Main St., Suite 9
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Wednesday February 4th at 7pm
Valley Cottage Elementary
26 Lake Road
Valley Cottage, NY 10989

Monday February 9th at 7pm
West Haverstraw Elementary School
71 Blauvelt Avenue
West Haverstraw, NY 10993

Tuesday February 10th at 6pm
William 0. Schaefer Elementary School
140 Lester Drive
Tappan, NY 10983

Wednesday, February 11th at 7pm
G.W. Miller Elementary School
50 Blauvelt Road
Nanuet, NY 10954

Please note: Children who turn 5 years old on or before December 1, 2015 are not eligible.

Please RSVP by calling (845) 425-0009 x0 or email info@rocklandchildcare.org. Please provide the names, addresses and contact information of all persons attending. It is important to RSVP so that we will be able to contact you in the event a session is rescheduled or cancelled. You may attend at any of the above locations. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, but are interested in receiving more information, please contact Jenine Valentino at (845) 425-0009 x460 or email jeninev@rocklandchildcare.org.