Universal Pre-K Program

2023-24 UPK Program Update
  • 4-year old UPK program: Anyone enrolling for the 2023-24 on or after February 13, 2023 will be placed on a waiting list.
  • 3-year old UPK program: Space is limited. Remaining openings will be given on a first come - first served basis until the program is full. Enroll today!
New Registration Information:
Registration for the UPK program in the 2023-24 school year will be January 23 - February 10, 2023. A lottery will be conducted on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. to determine placement. Enrollment forms and required documentation are due by 4:00 p.m. on February 10, 2023 to be included in the lottery. Those that enroll after February 10, 2023 will be placed if and where spots are available. A waitlist will be maintained if and when the programs are full. 
Registration is open to all 3 and 4-year old children that reside in the Gananda Central School District. To qualify for the UPK program your child must be 3 or 4-years of age by December 1, 2023. If your child will be 5-years old on or before December 1, 2023, they will not be eligible for the Gananda UPK program per the New York State Education Department. They will need to enroll in kindergarten or a private preschool program.
Registration packets are available below, or by visiting the District Office located in the Gananda Middle School at 1500 Dayspring Ridge, Walworth, NY 14568. You can also request to have the forms mailed to you by calling 315-986-0610.
Class Offerings:
The 3-year old UPK program is a half-day program held in the morning. The 4-year old UPK program is a full-day program that follows the elementary school schedule/calendar.  
All UPK students will be bused to school and back home with the rest of the elementary school students. (3-year old UPK students will ride a mid-day bus home.) Transportation is only provided to addresses within the Gananda CSD. Parents can drive their child to school if they wish, pick-up and drop-off procedures will be shared with you prior to the start of the school year.
Immunization and proof of a physical examination do not need to be provided at the time of enrollment but are required before the start of the school year. Immunizations are a requirement of attendance. Please consult with your doctor or contact the elementary school nurse, 315-986-3521, x8-1530, regarding what immunizations are required for school attendance.
Current UPK Students:
If your child attends the 2022-23 UPK program you do NOT need to enroll them for the 4-year UPK program or  kindergarten. Your child will automatically be given a placement in the 4-year old program or kindergarten as appropriate. Watch for the 2023-24 Transportation Request Form that will need to be submitted prior to the start of the new school year. Please let us know as soon as possible if your child will not attend school in the Gananda CSD in the 2023-24 school year. 
Please call Leslie Ferrante at 315-986-0610 with questions.