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Universal Pre-Kindergarten 2021- 2022

Cleveland Hill Elementary School

Universal Pre-K Program 2021-2022


The Cleveland Hill Union Free School District is now accepting Universal Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Children attending the pre-kindergarten class will be provided with language based, hands-on learning experiences. The UPK program enhances young children’s ability to think and reason by providing them with interactive learning opportunities in a warm and supportive setting. A teacher with NYS certification in early childhood education and a teaching assistant will be responsible for engaging the children in age appropriate activities that lead to social, emotional, and cognitive growth.


The Pre-Kindergarten program will be available to children who will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2021.  Children must be residents of the Cleveland Hill School District. We currently have two UPK sessions held daily at Cleveland Hill. Both Morning and Afternoon sessions will be 2.5 hours in duration and sessions will be held five days a week. Parents must provide transportation.


The district is due to receive funding for approximately 34 students.  This is an equal opportunity program. A lottery drawing will be held to determine enrollment for September. If more students apply for enrollment than the grant funding provides for, a waiting list will be established for the remaining applicants.




April 7, 2021 

Deadline to submit the UPK Enrollment Survey form and be entered in the UPK Lottery.  The UPK Enrollment Survey is now electronic.  Paper copies of the UPK Enrollment Survey will no longer be distributed.  The UPK Enrollment Survey form can be found at this link 

**UPDATE: We will NOT conduct a lottery due to the number of surveys received. All who completed a survey by April 7th will recieve a registration packet (mailed home on 4/19). The enrollement survey link is still active. Any survey's submitted after the 7th will be placed on a waitlist in the order they are received. 

April 14, 2021  Random selection to draw the 2021-2022 UPK students held at Cleveland Hill Elementary School. The  selection process will be recorded and posted on the website. Parents will be notified of results by mail. Selected students must be formally registered.


April 19, 2021  Formal registration packets mailed home.


May 17, 2021    Deadline to complete the registration process. Failure to complete the registration process by this deadline will result in removal from the eligibility list and the UPK placement reassigned to a child on the waiting list.


September 2021  Pending approval of state funding, UPK classes will begin.


Please visit the district website for more information on the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program.  If you have any questions, please contact the elementary school at 836-7200 or email Mrs. Pascual at