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2024-2025 UPK Agencies
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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland.

For Utica residents ages Birth-5 Years Old

Registration Form to Sign up for the Imagination Library!

Send completed for to:

Admin Building
929 York Street
Utica, NY
Attn: Kristen Tobiason

2024-2025 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, 2024. 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 / 315 ) 624-9930 x2830 / 1100 Miller Street (Income Eligibility Applies) - Classes located at Hughes, Calvery, Ney Ave & Kernan

Neighborhood Center / 315) 272-2760 / 624 Elizabeth Street & 615 Mary Street  

North Utica Senior & Pre-K Ctr. / 315)724-2430 / 50 Riverside Drive

Notre Dame Elementary /  315) 732-4374 / 11 Barton Ave

Thea Bowman House / 315) 735-6995 or 315) 797-0748 or 315) 724-6388 / 309 Genesee Street 

Childcare Information

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Oneida County - Child Care Information http://cceoneida.com/child-care-council/find-child-care/help-paying-for-child-care

Call 1-888-814-KIDS or email earlycareandlearning@cornell.edu

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