Universal Pre-K

Registration for Universal Pre-K has been completed for the 2023-24 school year.
If you would like to placed on a waitlist, please send an email to upk@pearlriver.org.

Universal Pre-K for 2023-24


Dear Parent/Guardians:

Pearl River Union Free School District (“District”) is now accepting Universal Prekindergarten (“UPK”) applications for the 2023-24 school year:

Important Information to know:

  1. UPK is a special early childhood program funded by the New York State Education Department and contracted by the District to provide an early learning experience for the children of eligible families.

  2. Programs are run by independent certified childcare providers and managed by the District: Independent Certified Childcare Providers List

  3. Eligible families are those who live within the District’s enrollment boundaries: PRSD District Enrollment Boundaries

  4. Eligible children must be four years old by December 1, 2023 (your child must have been born between December 1, 2018 and December 1, 2019).

  5. There is a qualified teacher and teaching assistant in every class.

  6. PRUFSD offers half day and full day UPK programs at no cost to families.

  7. Students in a half day program attend five days a week, 2 ½ hours a day, for 180 days per year.

  8. Students in a full day program attend five days a week, 5 hours a day for 180 days per year.

  9. If submitted applications are greater than the number of provider slots available, a lottery will be held with notification and further details communicated to families in March - April.

  10. Each application will be reviewed for proof of eligibility and residency.  All supporting documentation and forms must be submitted with the application.

  11. The District will make every effort to place children according to parent choice.

  12. Parents of selected students must participate in an in-person interview to complete the registration process - details communicated at a later date.

Universal Pre-K Application & Forms

Please mail the Universal Pre-K Application along with all required documents and forms to:

Pearl River UFSD
Attention:  UPK Registration
135 West Crooked Hill Road
Pearl River, NY  10965

1.)  Universal Pre-K Application
2.)  Emergent Multilingual Learners Profile
3.)  Federal Racial Ethnic Form

Applications received and/or postmarked after February 28, 2023
will be placed on a waiting list. 
Any questions should be emailed to upk@pearlriver.org.

Solicitud universal de prekínder 2023-24

Complete la solicitud de Universal Pre-K y envíela por correo junto con todos los documentos y formularios requeridos a:

Pearl River UFSD
Attention: UPK Registration
135 West Crooked Hill Road
Pearl River, NY 10965

1.)  Solicitud universal de prekínder 2023-24
2.)  Perfil de idioma de estudiantes multilingües emergentes para alumnos de preescolari
3.)  Identificacion racial y Étnica del estudiante

Las solicitudes recibidas y/o mataselladas después
del 28 de febrero de 2023serán puesto en lista de espera. 
Cualquier pregunta debe enviarse por correo electrónico a upk@pearlriver.org