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Full-Day UPK to be Offered at Amherst Central School District in 2022-23 School Year

Amherst Central School District has been awarded additional state funding to support the implementation of Full-Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year.

This additional funding allows the district to establish four full-day UPK classes with two classes at Smallwood Drive Elementary from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and two classes at Windermere Boulevard Elementary from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Enrollment in each full-day class will be capped at 18 students. If there are more students than spots available in a selected class, a random lottery will take place. 

The district-run UPK program will offer one half-day morning class at Amherst Nursery School from 9:15-11:45 a.m.and five half-day classes at Amherst Community Church Child Care Center, with morning sessions from 9-11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions from 12:30-3 p.m. 

Transportation for full-day and half-day students to and from all locations will be provided.

Registration is completed online. All information is posted on the registration webpages. For more information, contact Karen Redding, PreK Coordinator, at 362-4184 or