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 

Lottery selection for the 2017-18 School Year was completed at 9:00 am on April 3, 2017.
All notifications for both placement and waitlist position have been mailed. Your acceptance or declination must be returned by April 28.
If you have not received any notification, please contact Melissa: 
At this time, if you wish to add your child to the waitlist, please email the following information:
Child name:
Parent/Guardian name:
Best contact phone number: