Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program

We offer a full day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program (6 hours and 20 minutes of class hours every school day) and half-day UPK Program (2 hours and 30 minutes of class hours every school day) to meet the varying needs of families with preschoolers. The program is funded by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to provide early childhood education for four years old children.

The primary goal of the UPK Program is to create a nurturing environment and exploratory experiences for young children to facilitate their cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and aesthetic development as well as to encourage their creative expression. Children actively learn through play, exploration, and experimentation to promote all aspects of their growth, even placing special emphasis on social, intellectual, and linguistic development. To prepare them for kindergarten and beyond, our UPK Program activities emphasize a systematic and effective learning environment by organizing learning experiences, activities, and skills around various units and themes. Program activities are specially designed to accommodate every child’s level of development, unique personal characteristics, and family and cultural background.

Full Day UPK Program Sites:
5002 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11220 4202 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11232

4116 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11232 757 60th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220

871 50th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220

Half Day UPK Program Sites:
757 60th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220
871 50th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220

Location: 5000 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11220
Telephone: (718) 438-0008
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9:00AM–5:00PM