Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open and will close on Friday, February 17

Thank you for your interest in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program through the East Aurora School District.  The UPK program is a special program funded by the New York State Education Department.  The primary purpose of our UPK program is to provide four-year-old children with the opportunity to access high quality programs that will help prepare them for future success.

  • For the 2023-2024 school year, children with birthdays between December 2, 2018 and December 1, 2019 are eligible to apply.

  • You must be a legal resident of the East Aurora Union Free School District.

  • The program is a full-day program (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) and will run five (5) days a week.  

  • The program will follow the school district calendar, with an anticipated 180 days of student attendance.  

  • Transportation to and from the program will be provided.

  • Four (4) UPK classes will be held at Parkdale Elementary.

  • There is limited availability for the program based on grant-funding. If more children apply than there are available slots, the district will hold a computerized random selection process (i.e. drawing names randomly in a lottery format).   

  • There is no wrap-around childcare provided by Parkdale Elementary.

  • Families of multiples will have one application per family for the East Aurora UPK program. If a family of multiples is drawn during the lottery, all children will be offered a UPK slot, except in the following case: a family of multiples is drawn when there are not enough remaining slots available for all eligible children (for example, a family with twins is the last name drawn in the lottery).  In such situations, the family will have the opportunity to accept or decline the UPK slot. The remaining multiple(s) will be placed on the waitlist for the next available UPK slot.

    Please contact Central Registration with any questions at (716) 687-2313 or jmarshall@eak12.org.

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Request For Registration Packet

Please click the link below to start the registration process.

Request for Registration Packet

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Make An Appointment

After completion of the registration packet, you will then make an appointment with our Registrar to review the information.  Please use the link below to set up an appointment to drop off completed packets at Parkdale. This should be done only after you have completed the paperwork and have obtained all associated documentation.

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