• Universal Pre-K Program

    Welcome to Universal Pre-K Program.

    The East Ramapo Central School District is proud and delighted to welcome you and your four year old to our Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK). We are pleased to collaborate with close to 60 pre-schools and child centers to help your four-year old - develop socially, emotionally, physically, linguistically, culturally, and intellectually.

    The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is a special early childhood program established by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and contracted School Districts (East Ramapo) to provide an early learning experience for children who will be four years old by December 1, 2020.

    The UPK program is conducted with a qualified teacher and an assistant in every class. The children attend five (5) half days for 2 ½ hours each day, for 180 school days per school year, AT NO COST TO YOU!

    Office located at 101 Pomona Road, Suffern, NY (Pomona Middle School - Rear Entrance)

    Arnie Warmbrand
    East Ramapo UPK Coordinator

    Jill Halpern
    UPK Facilitator

    Karina Diaz
    UPK Secretary

    Jacqueline Contreras
    UPK Secretary



  • Welcome UPK Applicants!

    Please note that, due to school closures as per Governor Cuomo's Executive Orders, we have simplified the UPK application process. We are now offering an online registration process through the link below:

    Click here to register

    The deadline for receiving applications has been extended to July 24, 2020.

    After you submit the completed form a UPK representative will contact you by telephone.
    PLEASE NOTE: this call may be labeled “No Caller ID.” Please accept the call. If you are unavailable, the UPK representative will leave a voicemail with a time they will call you again.

    Contact with the UPK Office must be done through email only since the UPK staff is working from remote locations. Please do not call or fax the office at this time.
    Karina Diaz: kdiaz@ercsd.org
    Jacquelin Contreras: jcontreras@ercsd.org