From the Administrator for Pre-K and Student Programs:
Attached is the Universal Prekindergarten information packet for the 2019-2020 school year. Please read it carefully, complete all of the information, and call for an appointment to register at the Universal Prekindergarten office (with the required documents) or the UPK agency (site).
The Universal Prekindergarten Program is a free program only for children who will be four years old by December 1, 2019, and are residents of the Utica City School District. The program provides children with 2½ hours of instruction, 5 days a week for the entire school year. Prekindergarten is also available for children at First Nursery – Kernan, Columbus, Conkling and Head Start – Hughes & Martin Luther King sites. If more applications are received than seats are available a lottery will be held on August 9, 2019. There are NO FEES for eligible children to participate in Universal Prekindergarten.