Clarence Central School District

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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

2017-18 School Year 

If your child will be 4 years old by December 1, 2017 and wish to add him or her to the 17-18 waitlist, please send an email to with the following information:
Child name:
Parent/Guardian name:
Best contact phone number: