Welcome to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Hello future Universal Pre-K Families for the entering group for the Fall of 2020-21. We will be posting our UPK Application for 2020-21 class in early February 2020.  If we have more than 67 applications then we go to a lottery and fill in all slots by pulling names and applying to their 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice.  Cut-off for early lottery will be Friday, April 3, 2020, then a wait list will be forming. We will start notifying families by May so they can start to make fall plans.  All 4 sites for our UPK go through the same registration and through Homer Brink School regardless of residency in Maine or Endwell.
Update: June 2020 – the Universal Pre-K Lotter was drawn and families have been notified of their slots. As there is movement in any of the slots the waiting list applicants will be notified. All current students must have registration materials in by the end of July 6, 2020 in order to maintain slot. Due to Covid 19 concerns the immunizations and physical forms will be accepted up until August 20th. 
If you have any questions about the program please call Molly Goosman or Jenna DiMaio at Homer Brink Elementary School at 786-8244 or contact via email at:  [email protected] , [email protected]
Maine-Endwell offers a FREE Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for families who reside in the district.
Maine-Endwell’s program will tentatively include the slots listed below.  Each UPK session will be scheduled for 2 ½ hours as follows:
Maine Memorial AM session: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  
Maine Memorial PM session: 12:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  
2693 Main St, P.O.Box 218, Maine, NY 13802  
Future Faces AM session: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  
760 Hooper Rd, Endwell, NY 13760  
Endwell Nursery AM session: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  
3301 Watson Blvd., Endwell, NY 13760  
Northminster Presbyterian Church AM session: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  
711 Farm-to-Market Rd., Endwell, NY 13760  
For Parent cost: Wrap around care
Northminster has wrap around child care if needed from 8 -9 and from 11:30 – 3
Future Faces has wrap around child care from 6 AM – 6 PM
Wrap around care is between parents and the agency.    
It will be the responsibility of the parent to provide transportation to and from the UPK locations.     

New York State is funding UPK programs to “provide four-year-old children with a universal opportunity to access high-quality pre-kindergarten programs that prepare them for future school success by developing strong foundational skills in literacy and numeracy.”

Eligible children must be resident children who will be four on or before December 1st of the year in which they are enrolled in UPK or be eligible to enter kindergarten the following year.

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