Pre K and Student Programs

2022-2023 UPK Flyer
2022-2023 Utica Univerisal Pre-Kindergarten Program information.

About Pre K and Student Programs



2022-2023 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, 2022. 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 language, literacy, and math skills they need in order to prepare for success in kindergarten while engaged in fun activities based on age appropriate themes that change weekly. All UPK teachers are New York State certified to teach Pre-Kand participate in on-going professional development to continually update their professional skills and knowledge base. Applications 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

OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE 2021-2022 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program call the Pre-K & Student Programs Office at (315)-792-2216 or one of the participating UPK Community Agencies listed above.

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Oneida County - Child Care Information

Call 1-888-814-KIDS or email

UPK Supplemental Learning Activities


Ms. Alicia Mroz
Administrator for Pre-K & Student Programs
(315) 792-2216
(315) 792-0069 [fax]

Lynn Simpson
Secretary: Pre-K and Student Programs
(315) 792-2216 

Ashley Parzych
Secretary: Homebound Instruction and Home Schooling
(315) 792-2255