Universal Pre-K Program 2022-2023

  • Universal Pre-K (UPK) is a free pre-kindergarten program available at local preschools with qualified teachers. 

    The program is designed to help children begin their education at an early age and get a solid start on the road to active learning.

    • Participating children must turn 4 on or before December 1, 2022 
    • Applications for UPK during the 2022-2023 school year are being accepted through April 1, 2022
    • Program dates will follow CCSD's school year calendar
    • Transportation will not be provided

    For more detailed information on the Clarkstown Central School district's Universal Pre-K program, see our FAQ section below.


    • To apply for UPK online, complete the application and return required documentation to ccsdupk@ccsd.edu
      Online Application:  English | Spanish 

    • To apply for UPK with a hard copy application, download and return the completed form and required documentation ccsdupk@ccsd.edu
      Hard Copy Application: English | Spanish

    If you need to speak with someone about your application, please contact UPK registration at 845-639-5607 or send an email to: ccsdupk@ccsd.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What are the qualifications needed for applying for entrance into the program?

  • Can I enroll my child in UPK for the 2022-23 school year?

  • When does UPK begin?

  • Is there a fee/tuition cost for parents?

  • Will the program take place at CCSD schools with CCSD staff?

Statement for Method of Selection of Children

  • The Clarkstown Central School District will review original completed applications to verify eligibility.

    As program spaces are limited, a lottery will be used to determine student placement in the program.  Children considered for the lottery must have a complete application on file by April 1, 2022 with proof of age eligibility and residency within the Clarkstown Central School District.  To view details on age and residency requirements, click here. 

    Applications must be received by April 1, 2022 to secure a space in the lottery.  Applications received after that time will be in a waiting pool unless surplus program space is available.Parents/Guardians will be notified of their child’s placement status by mail, with complete information on how to register.  Notifications will be sent by the end of May, 2022. If your child is selected to attend the UPK  program, you will be required to complete the full registration process with the Clarkstown Central School District.  Children will be placed in pre-kindergarten locations according to parent choice, if possible.

    For further information or assistance with this application, please call the Clarkstown Central School District UPK Information Line at (845) 639-5607 or email ccsdupk@ccsd.edu

    If an application is received and/ or postmarked after April 1, 2022, the application will be placed into a waiting pool unless slots are available.