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Universal Pre-K Registration has Begun

The North Syracuse Central School District has begun accepting registrations for its Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. Registration takes place during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building (5355 West Taft Road) in North Syracuse.

In order to register your child in the UPK program, you will need to bring the following documents with you:
  1. Proof of residency (National Grid or home phone bill, signed lease, mortgage statement),
  2. Valid proof of birth,
  3. Immunization records,
  4. An updated physical, and
  5. Parent identification.
The program, which is funded by a state grant and subject to the passage of the New York State Budget, is free to families who complete a registration packet. Applicants will be selected using a lottery system and children will be enrolled in a UPK program at one of three provider sites:

Learn as You Grow – 5684 South Bay Road in Cicero;

Learn as You Grow – 8381 Elta Drive in Cicero; OR

Northminster Nursery School – 7444 Buckley Road in North Syracuse.

The programs at Learn As You Grow will be half-day sessions, either in the morning (9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) or afternoon (12:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.) five days a week and will follow the North Syracuse Central School District school calendar.  There will be an Open House during the summer for students that have been assigned.  For further information regarding the programs at Learn As You Grow, please contact Katie Polhamus at (315) 458-4233.
 
The program at Northminster will be a half-day session, either in the morning (9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) or afternoon (12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) five days a week and will follow the North Syracuse Central School District school calendar.  There will be an Open House on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For further information regarding the program at Northminster, please contact Nora Duclos at (315) 458-2669.
 
Eligible children must live in the North Syracuse Central School District and be four years old on or before December 1, 2019.  Classes will not be picked until July and letters will go out to parents on or before July 31st.  If you have any questions, please call Julia Shannon at (315) 218-2147.

Click here to download a UPK registration packet.