Universal PreKindergarten Information and Forms for Vendors

Chapter 436 of the Laws of 1997 provides for New York State’s Universal Prekindergarten Program, (UPK). Subject to the allocation of funding by the State of New York, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) will continue to implement Universal Prekindergarten for the upcoming school year. As such, the New York City Department of Education is required to collaborate with eligible early childhood providers and submit applications to the State Education Department. This represents a major step forward in creating an integrated early childhood education delivery system throughout New York City. The Universal Prekindergarten legislation recognizes that families have a need to access a variety of early childhood services that includes half day, full day and extended day classes. In addition, the legislation acknowledges the expertise, diversity and wealth of existing community-based early care and education providers. It is expected that funding will be provided to serve all eligible four-year-olds when the Universal Prekindergarten Program is fully implemented. The ultimate goal of the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards/pdfdocs/nyslsprek.pdf is to ensure that all children have rich and varied early learning experiences that prepare them for success in school and lay the foundation for college and career readiness. A preschool program that reflects these standards of high quality developmentally appropriate instruction provides all children, including children with disabilities, students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and English Language Learners (ELLs) with an important foundation that promotes the acquisition of skills in the five domains of development: approaches to learning; physical development and health; social and emotional development; communication, language, and literacy (including approaches to communication and English Language Arts and literacy); and cognition and knowledge of the world (including mathematics, science, social studies, the arts and technology Providers awarded UPK Contracts with the DOE may not charge families for services covered under these contracts

UPK PROGRAM INFORMATION

  

UPK Program Regulations

  

UPK Frequently Asked Questions

 

UPK FUNDING INFORMATION

  

Blended Funding

  

UPK Expenditure Guide

  

UPK and 4410 – Integrating Funding for Integrated Programs

 
UPK SECURITY CLEARANCE FORMS
Providers have a continuing obligation to review and maintain its PETS Rosters and Security Clearance Roster throughout the Term of their Agreement.

     

Authorization to Release Fingerprint/Arrest Information for DOHMH Licensed Providers

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Security Clearance Requirements

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PETS LOG IN
   
UPK BUDGET FORMS FOR CURRENT VENDORS
To open the file, a version of Microsoft Excel 2000 or later is required. To save the file to the computer, select the “File” option in the toolbar and select “Save As” from the drop down list. Forms must be completed electronically and submitted to the appropriate Borough Contract Manager.The security setting on your computer must be set to medium
UPK Vendor User Manual
Vendor Portal
  Budget for Half Day Program FY14
 • Budget for Full Day Program FY14

   

Calendar Only C4 FY14

   

UPK PROGRAM FORMS

  

Early Childhood Safety Plan

  

Field Trip Authorization Form

  

Inventory Log

   

NEW YORK CITY CODES

  

Code on Living Wages

  

Repeal and Reenactment of Article 47 of the New York City Health Code


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  

New York City Department of Education Office of Early Childhood Education

  

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  

New York State Education Department - Preschool Planning Guide-Part 1

  

New York State Education Department - Preschool Planning Guide-Part 2