• UPK Application

    Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is a special Early Childhood program which was established by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and contracted School Districts to provide an early learning experience for the children of eligible families. Eligible families are defined as those who live in a contracted School District and have children who will be four years old by December 1, 2021.

    This is an Early Childhood program conducted with a qualified teacher and an assistant in every class. The children attend five (5) half days for 2 1/2 hours each day, for 180 days per school year, AT NO COST TO YOU. There are also a LIMITED number of slots in a Full-Day (5-Hour) Pre-K program. Placement will be determined based on income eligibility, and other criteria.You can request consideration for the full-day program on the Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten page of this application.

    Click below for the Application, in English or Spanish. 

    For more information, please call 845-577-6251.

    UPK staff: 

    Karina Diaz: kdiaz@ercsd.org  

    Jacquelin Contreras: jcontreras@ercsd.org