• Universal Pre-K

    2021-2022 School Year

    Poughkeepsie City School District is happy to provide Full Day Universal Pre-K programs to 4 year olds across the district.  Our UPK program is grounded in early literacy and numeracy research and encourages inquiry and play to support learning, cooperation, and social-emotional growth.

    Our UPK programs will take place at the Smith School Early Learning Center and at the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie on 70 Hooker Ave through our partnership with Healthy Kids. Due to the popularity of the program, and the transition from half-day to full-day, we had to have a waiting list for PreK students until we could ensure that the program locations were ready for our students.  Pending board approval, we will have three classes at the Reformed Church starting late September/early October.

    The curriculum and program at both locations will be overseen by the PCSD Curriculum & Instruction Team.  We are excited to pilot Scholastic's Pre-K On My Way curriculum this year at both UPK locations!  This curriculum is interactive, engaging, culturally relevant, and focuses on develiping early literacy and numeracy skills through collaboration, discussion, inquiry, and play.  For more information, please see the presentation below.

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