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Universal Pre-K



Heather Balsamo - Administrator
Phone:  (585) 216-0024

 
 

ABOUT

UPK is a New York State funded program specifically designed for 4-year-olds not eligible for kindergarten. Each year Webster CSD invites eligible children who reside in the district to apply. Transportation is not part of this State funded program. 

With the passing of the most recent state budget, additional funding has been allocated to all New York State districts to expand UPK. These new dollars, that total almost $1.1 million for Webster, are dedicated to a full-day (five-hour) UPK program. Webster CSD is able to offer the half-day program as part of the older funding as an option to families depending on community interest.

The play-based program engages students in social and emotional skills with a heavy emphasis on communication. The full-day program is housed in all seven of the district’s elementary schools, Schroeder High School plus child care partners. Half-day programs are also available dependent on community needs where space is available.  Locations are determined by the lottery and according to child's home catchment for Kindergarten.

The UPK program is five days a week, Monday through Friday and follows the Webster CSD school calendar. When Webster K-5 students have off, UPK students do not have school.  Students attend about 7:50am -1pm aligned to each school's start time. 
 

2022-23 School Year

UPK TIMELINE:
  • February 14 - March 13 -LOTTERY is currently CLOSED - -Our ongoing application is open to accept families to the waiting list.  Once there is an opening, your family will be contacted. 
  • For our Half Day families  -Open House at STARS Preschool  located at 1456 Ridge Road March 18th from 1-2pm 
  • For our families looking for wrap care, Open House will be held at Kids First Childcare March 8th from 6-7:00pm
  • March - Lottery Selection Process will take place
  • April  - Families will be notified of lottery result via email from WCSDUPK@webstercsd.org
  • April-May - Registration completed through Infinite Campus Parent Portal

For additional information, please phone 216-0024.


 


 

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