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  • Welcome to our Universal Pre-K Page (UPK):

    We are currently accepting applications and taking names for families who are interested having their child participate in the UPK program 
    during the 2021-2022 School Year
    (54 is the total maximum # of students for the UPK program)

    The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program is a tuition-free program. The district’s UPK provider is located at 11197 Broadway in the Alden Primary School building. 

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             Download the UPK Application 2021-2022 here.

    The mailing list has closed.
    Please call 716-937-9116 ext. 4200 or email dszymanski@aldenschools.org
    to notify the Registrar that you are interested in the UPK program.

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     About the Program:

    • The program follows the district calendar for holidays and recesses.
    • The program is a half day program that runs 5 days a week with a certified teacher.
    • Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the program.
    • There will be 2 sessions available:
      • Morning Session - 8:35am-11:05am
      • Afternoon Session - 11:45am-2:15pm

    Universal Pre-kindergarten requirements:

    • Your child must be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021.
    • You must be a resident of the Alden Central School District.
    • Each family is encouraged to signup for the UPK Mailing List (mailing list closes on 2/26/2021) in order to receive updates regarding the UPK Program and the registration process. (A valid email address is required. Article on how to set up a free Outlook Account)

     Copies of the following documents are to be submitted with your application/registration:
    * Birth Certificate
    * Immunization Records
    * NYS Health Examination Form (must be within 1 year of enrollment date)
    * Custodial Documentation (if applicable) - Foster parents please include a copy of your LDSS-2999 Form
    * Two (2) proofs of residency are required. (Examples of acceptable proofs of residency are listed on the application cover sheet.) 

    Need help dertermining if your child will be old enough for the program? 

    • Go to Age Calculator
    • Enter your child's date of birth in the space provided
    • Enter 12/01/2021 in the age at this date space
    • Click submit
    • If your child is 4 years old by 12/1/2021 you may apply for the program.

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    Dorothy Szymanski
    (716) 937-9116, ext. 4200
    Alden High School
    13190 Park Street
    Alden, NY 14004
    Room 236 (2nd floor - 1st door on the left before entering the Library)
    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Please call to schedule an appointment