2021-2022 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, 2021. 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 theirprofessional skillsand 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
First Nursery School - (315)-797-6523
Head Start - M.V.C.A.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
2020-2021 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.
Call 1-888-814-KIDS or email firstname.lastname@example.org