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Applications for UPK Program Being Accepted

The North Syracuse Central School District is still accepting applications for its Universal Pre-Kindergarten program.

You may submit your application and required documents by email at: UPK@nscsd.org, by mail to NSCSD, Attn: UPK, 5355 West Taft Rd., North Syracuse, NY 13212 or completed applications may be dropped off at the District Office.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the North Syracuse UPK program, children must live in the North Syracuse Central School District and be four years old on or before December 1, 2022. Classes will be assigned in mid July and letters will go out to parents on or before July 31. This program is funded by a state grant and is subject to the passage of the New York State budget. There will be no charge to parents. If your child qualifies for the program, he/she will be enrolled at one of the following sites (based on address or sitter location):
  • Learn As You Grow, Inc. at 5684 South Bay Rd., Cicero, NY 13039
  • Learn As You Grow, Inc. at 8381 Elta Dr., Cicero, NY 13039
  • Northminster Early Childhood Center at 7444 Buckley Rd., North Syracuse, NY 13212
  • North YMCA at Roxboro Road Elementary at 200 Bernard St., Mattydale, NY 13211
  • North Syracuse Early Education Program at 205 South Main St., North Syracuse, NY 13212

Program Details

The programs at Learn As You Grow will be a full day from 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. For further information regarding both programs please contact Katie Polhamus, LAYG Director, at (315) 699-7189.

The program at Northminster will be a full day from 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. For further information regarding the program please contact Soheila Yaddow, Northminster Director, at (315) 458-2669 opt. 2.

The program at North YMCA at Roxboro Road Elementary will be a full day from 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. For further information regarding the program please contact Cheryl Walker, YMCA Director, at (315) 451-2562 - extension 210.

The program at North Syracuse Early Education Program will be either a full day from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or half day from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. For further information regarding the program please contact Dawn Hussein, NSEEP Principal, at (315) 218-2200.

All programs will be five days a week and follow the North Syracuse School District calendar.

Registration Process

To complete the registration process you will need to send copies of the following items:
  • COMPLETED 2022-2023 NSCSD Registration Packet
  • Proof of Residency - (current National Grid or home phone bill, signed lease or mortgage statement)
  • Valid proof of birth
  • Up-to-date immunization records
  • Updated physical or proof of scheduled upcoming appointment - child's physical cannot be more than a year old
  • Valid parent identification (driver's license)
Click here for additional information about the North Syracuse Central School District's UPK Program.