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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

UPK online registration was completed Friday, March 4, 2022.


Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is a program for four-year-olds' that is available for residents of the Canandaigua City School District. UPK is a grant funded program. Due to a limited number of seats, we will conduct a random lottery to select students. If your child did not receive a slot in the lottery, s/he will move to a waitlist and may receive a slot as they open. Participation in a Pre-Kindergarten program is not required for a student to be eligible for Kindergarten the following year, although it is great preparation for Kindergarten.

Children born between December 2, 2017 and December 1, 2018, are eligible.

UPK for the 2022-2023 School Year is Full-Day & Transportation is available.

UPK Registration Steps

Step 1 – To be included in the UPK lottery, complete the online registration form by March 4, 2022. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from Student Registration.

Step 2 – During the week of March 7th, the district will conduct the lottery for UPK slots.

Step 3 – On or about March 14, 2022, parents/guardians will be notified via email whether their student received a UPK slot or are waitlisted.

If you are waitlisted, we will notify you as soon as possible in the event that a slot opens up.

Parents/guardians who received a UPK slot, have 14 days to complete the required documents and forms, the link for which, will be included n their email.  If the documents and forms are not completed within 14 days, their student's name will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist.

Step 4 – If you received a UPK slot and all items have been submitted within 14 days, you will receive a confirmation email indicating you completed the process. 

Registration Requirements

We would be happy to answer any questions related to Canandaigua’s UPK program. Please call the Primary School Office at (585)396-3939.
Canandaigua Primary School
Attn: UPK/Aimee Bennett
96 West Gibson St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424