August 7, 2009

U Pre K Guide


The NYS Universal Prekindergarten Program (UPK) is a New York State-funded program that provides educationally-based high-quality prekindergarten to four year old children.  Since 1998, UPK program has played an important role in assisting districts and students in meeting higher educational standards.  It has created an earlier entry point to education, assisted in the coordination between a wide variety of early childhood settings and public education and makes progress toward closing the achievement gaps at earlier grade levels.  It has helped young children be better prepared to learn.

School districts which are eligible to receive funding and participate in UPK can offer the program at school sites and in eligible agencies which have an early childhood program component, such as child care, Head Start, nursery schools, and non-public schools.

School districts which are eligible to receive funding and participate in UPK can offer the program at school sites and in eligible agencies which have an early childhood program component, such as child care, Head Start, nursery schools, and non-public schools.

Massachusetts Also have a UPK Program.

Manhattan Universal Pre K Bronx Universal Pre K
Queens Universal Pre K Staten Island Universal Pre K
Brooklyn Universal Pre K Other Areas