Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program

  • Amherst Central Schools 2020-2021 UPK Program


    Pre-K registration appointments originally scheduled for March are being rescheduled.  You will be notified by mail with your appointment date and time once a new date is determined. Thank you for your patience. We are continuing to accept applications at this time as well.

    For information about UPK registration, contact Amanda Muller, amuller@amherstschools.org, 362-4182.


    The half-day program, which is open to any four-year-old child residing in the district (child must be four by Dec. 1, 2020), operates from three sites: 

    • Windermere Boulevard Elementary School, at 291 Windermere Blvd.
    • Amherst Community Church Child Care Center, at 77 Washington Highway
    • Amherst Nursery School, at 350 Saratoga Rd. 

    Transportation is provided to and from the Windermere site. Parents are responsible for transportation at the Amherst Community Church and Amherst Nursery School sites. Placements are not guaranteed because class sizes are limited. As a result of the program being funded by grants, definite confirmation will occur only after the New York State budget is passed and Universal Pre-kindergarten funding is guaranteed. 

    UPK 2020-21 Registration Packet
    Registration forms are also available at the Early Childhood Education Center at Windermere Elementary. 

    UPK Family Handbook