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Universal Pre-K

We collaborate with Island Trees School District to oversee their Universal Pre-K (UPK) program.

• UPK is a New York State Early Childhood Initiative for four-year-old children to provide them with social and learning opportunities prior to their enrollment in kindergarten.

• Curriculum, which is compatible with the New York State Next Generation Pre-K Learning Standards, provides the children with age-appropriate educational and social experiences that promote their language, social, cognitive and motor development.

• Enrollment in the UPK classes is based strictly on the Island Trees School District lottery.  All eligible four-year-olds may apply and be entered into the lottery.  For more information on this process, please contact the Island Trees School District at 516-520-2100.

• Related therapies including speech, OT, PT and child psychological counseling are provided on site during the school day for students who have IEPs

• Variety’s UPK program includes SCIS inclusionary classes in which children with and without IEPs learn side by side.

• Teachers follow the Pyramid Model and Variety’s philosophy that parents and teachers are partners in their child’s education.

Apply to Variety!

Please complete the form below and our Careers department with contact you with more information.