Universal Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is a program for four year olds that is available for residents of the Canandaigua City School District. 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 who turn four years old on or before December 1, 2019 are eligible for UPK. If your child is eligible for kindergarten (four years old and turning 5 by December 1, 2019), they are not eligible to attend UPK.

There is no charge for the UPK program and there is no transportation available. UPK classes are half day, five days per week on school days. There are morning and afternoon sessions. Each session will serve 17 children. All instruction is based in the Common Core State Standards. The program is designed to prepare children for kindergarten in the Canandaigua City School District.

In addition to the district UPK classrooms at the Primary School, we offer a limited number of slots at five agencies in the community- Care-a-lot, FLCC, Happiness House, Our Children's Place, and the YMCA.

Please complete and return your preferences with your application.

The deadline for application to the UPK program is February 28, 2019.

The District will begin accepting applications any time after December 1, 2018. If we receive more applications than our capacity, the slots will be filled by lottery. All applications received on or before February 28, 2019 are part of the lottery. All applications received after the deadline will be added to the end of the wait list.

Register by mail or e-mail: Print and complete the Registration Form (available at the right of this page). Specific UPK information is on page 4 of the Registration Form. Mail your completed form to the address below: or e-mail as an attachment to: aronsont@canandaiguaschools.org

We can’t accept email copies with digital signatures or unsigned applications.

Please Note: Only the completed application form is necessary by February 28, 2019. All other paperwork will be completed at a later date.

We would be happy to answer any questions related to Canandaigua’s UPK program. Please call the Primary School Office at (585)396-3932.

Canandaigua Primary School
Attn: UPK/Mrs. Terre Aronson
96 West Gibson St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424


The UPK application will be available on December 1, 2018.

Required documents at the time of registration (June 5-6, 2019):

1. Proof of student date of birth (e.g. birth certificate, passport, record of baptism, etc.)

2. Proof of Residency**
- Driver's License with In-District address AND at least one of the following:
- Current utility bill indicating the service address
- Rental agreement
- Home purchase offer (good only for 90 days)

3. Record of Immunizations

4. Copy of most recent physical (must have been within 12 months of school start date)

5. Copy of Dental Health Certificate (must have been within 12 months of school start date)

6. Custody or Guardianship paperwork (e.g. birth certificate indicating mother and/or father, divorce or separation agreement indicating custody, etc.)

** Note on Residency - We will only register students who have shown proper residency paperwork and are valid inhabitants in the Canandaigua City School District boundaries unless families in temporary residences fall within the provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act.