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
  • 2018-19 School Year

    For our incoming students that will turn 4 years old by December 1, 2018, applications are now available. 
    Applications are due by March 29, and the lottery will take place on April 9.
    If your child receives placement, the due date for acceptance or decline is April 25. 

    2017-18 School Year 

    Our waitlist is still active for the current school year. If your child turned 4 years old by December 1, 2017 and you wish to add him or her to the 17-18 waitlist, please send an email to upk@clarenceschools.org with the following information:
    Child name:
    Parent/Guardian name:
    Best contact phone number: