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, 2020. Participants will be chosen by lottery for available positions in the 2020-2021 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 9, 2020 - Monday, April 20, 2020. All applications need to be received at the Primary Education Center Office no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020.

    • Applications will be available in the Primary Education Center Office, and on this webpage as of Monday, March 9, 2020.

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

    • Universal Pre-K Registration will be conducted on Wednesay, June 3, 2020 in the small gym at the Primary Education Center. Last names A-M will report from 9:30-11:00 a.m.; last names N-Z will report from 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 2020-21 ONLINE Application.

    UPK Full Day Information

    UPK Fact Sheet

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