Pre K and Student Programs

Judeanne Rockford
Director of Early Childhood Education


2023-2024 UPK Flyer
2023-2024 Utica Univerisal Pre-Kindergarten Program information.

About Pre K and Student Programs



2023-2024 for Universal Pre-Kindergarten

The Utica City School District offers FREE Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) to all Utica City School District residents with children who are four years old ON or BEFORE December 1, 2023. The program is located at many different sites throughout the City of Utica for 2 1/2 hours per day for 180 school days. Children that participate in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program develop the language, literacy, and math skills they need in order to prepare for success in kindergarten while engaging in age appropriate activities that change weekly. All UPK teachers are New York State certified to teach Pre-K and participate in on-going professional development. Registration packets can be obtained from the Pre-K & Student Programs Office or a participating Universal Pre-Kindergarten Agency.

Call 792-2216 for an application and further information. 

Participating UPK Community Agencies

Head Start - M.V.C.C.A. - (315) - 624-9930

Neighborhood Center - (315)-272-2760

North Utica - (315)-724-2430

Notre Dame - (315)-732-4374

Thea Bowman - (315)-735-6995

Childcare Information

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Oneida County - Child Care Information

Call 1-888-814-KIDS or email

UPK Supplemental Learning Activities