In 2014, our District received a state grant to expand Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) in most classrooms from a half-day to a full-day schedule.
Nearly 850 more students in Pre-Kindergarten classes at community organizations and city schools are attending full-day Pre-K because of this grant. If your child attends half-day Pre-Kindergarten at a District school, you may be able to enroll your child in a full-day UPK program at another school. Spaces may still be available in full-day classrooms for new enrollments and to place students whose families would like to transfer. The expanded school day is six hours long.
Pre-K gives your child:
|• A free healthy breakfast and lunch||• Computer games |
|• Indoor and outdoor play||• Music, art, and dramatic play |
|• Lots of hands-on learning||• A 30-minute rest time every day|
...and skills to be Kindergarten-ready!
Full-day Pre-K is offered at no cost to families, just like the half-day program. Parents who currently receive child care after UPK class will need to pay less for child care.