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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
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
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
Security Clearance Requirements
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
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
NEW YORK CITY CODES
Code on Living Wages
Repeal and Reenactment of Article 47 of the New York City Health Code
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