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Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

The Goshen Central School District Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program began in September of the 2021-22 school year after receiving full funding from the New York State Department of Education.

The district partners with On My Way Early Learning and Childcare Center in Middletown to provide a robust curriculum for students in order to prepare them both socially and academically for kindergarten. Students receive instruction in language and literacy, math, social studies, and science that is in line with New York State Common Core Standards. Hands-on learning and small group activities are just a part of the UPK’s exciting curriculum.

The UPK program is housed at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School in two classrooms (in its inaugural year, the program was housed at On My Way Early Learning and Childcare Center). Currently, there are 54 spots available. Eligible students are selected via a lottery system; details on how to pre-register your child to be entered into the lottery system are shared by the district each spring.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible:

  • Your child must turn age four (4) on or before December 1 of the upcoming school year;
  • Families must be residents of the Goshen Central School District;
  • Your child can not be eligible for Kindergarten entry as of September of the upcoming school year.

Things to Know

  • UPK is held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday (time subject to change).
  • Parents/guardians must provide transportation.
  • Pre-registration is required to be entered into the lottery (details TBA).
  • There is no cost to families.

Print forms for pre-registration can be found at the District Office, 227 Main St., Goshen. Electronic versions of the pre-registration form are also available online.

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Contact Us

Jason Carter
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel & Technology
(845) 615-6730

Peggy Fuentes
Director of UPK
(845) 692-5437

Maria Cepeda
(845) 615-6767