Universal Pre-K

  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is a literacy-rich program designed to help young children enter kindergarten ready to learn.

    The program is contingent upon the availability of New York State Universal Pre-K funds, for all Lewiston-Porter children who will turn 4 years of age (but not 5 years) by Dec. 1, 2019. Participants will be chosen by lottery for available positions in the 2019-2020 program, if applications exceed maximum enrollment.

    Pre-Kindergarten students will attend a half day of school Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:55 a.m., with dismissal at 11:25 a.m.

    • There is no charge to enroll your child in this morning program.

    • Morning Bus Transportation for students is available. Students must be picked up at 11:25 a.m. (busing is not available to take students home) unless enrolled in the full-day program.

    • Applicants are expected to be toilet trained, unless documentation of a medical condition is provided.

    • Applications are available and will be accepted: Monday, March 4, 2019 - Monday, April 8, 2019. All applications need to be received at the Primary Education Center Office no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019.

    • Applications will be available in the Primary Education Center Office, and on this webpage as of Monday, March 4, 2019.

    • Applicants will receive written notification of official registration information – This is not a registration form!

    • Universal Pre-K Registration will be conducted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the small gym at the Primary Education Center at 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m.

    • Pre-K applications should be forwarded to: Lewiston-Porter Primary Education Center, UPK Program, 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174.

    Access the 2019-20 ONLINE Application.

    ** For additional information, contact the Niagara Falls Family YMCA at (716) 285-8491. **