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
2019-20 School YearApplications for the 2019 school year will be live on March 4, 2019.We will also host a parent night that evening at 6:00pm at the District Office, during which we will go over the program and the application process. All children who are residents of Clarence District and will turn 4 years old by December 1, 2019 are eligible for the lottery.
2018-19 School Year
If you have children who were eligible for Pre-k in the current school year and you wish to add them to our waitlist for the rest of the year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information.Child Name:DOB:Address:Parent/Guardian name(s):Best contact number: