Universal Pre-kindergarten

Universal Pre-kindergarten (UPK) is a special program 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. Transportation is not provided by Universal Pre-kindergarten funding.

The participating districts are Clarkstown, East Ramapo*, Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, Ramapo Central, South Orangetown and North Rockland.

We are preparing for the 2014-2015 School Year. The application will be available on January 31, 2014.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Parent Information Sessions are being offered in February. Learn more about the UPK Program and eligibility requirements.