About UPK

  • The Baldwin Union Free School District is pleased to offer a Pre-K Program through the New York State Universal Pre-K (UPK) Expansion Funding initiative. Baldwin UFSD's Universal Pre-K Program is a collaboration with Just Kids Early Childhood Learning and provides a developmentally appropriate environment with learning activities to help prepare children for Kindergarten.


    Eligibility

    To be eligible for the district’s Universal Pre-K Program, students must turn 4 years old by December 1, 2024 and are currently and will continue to be a resident within the boundaries of the Baldwin Union Free School District.

    Pre-Registration for Lottery: April 2-May 3, 12 PM

    Because the grant is limited and can only be used for a pre-determined number of students, participants of the Universal Pre-K Program will be selected through a lottery system. Parents and/or guardians in the district may choose to enter the lottery for an opportunity to secure a seat in this program. Pre-Registration for the lottery will be open beginning April 2 through May 3. All entries for this lottery are due by Friday, May 3, 12 PM. Those who are selected will be notified no later than Monday, May 6 using the email address provided on the lottery application. The selected applicants will then need to proceed with the registration process at the District Office by appointment. Proof of residency to be officially enrolled for the 2024-25 school year must be provided.


    Hours

    9 am – 2:30 pm

    Locations

    Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center, 2501 Milburn Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 and The Shubert School, 835 DeMott Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510  

  • Sign Up for UPK Lottery 

    Click here to submit an application for the district's UPK Program. If you are unable to complete this form online, you may obtain a printed copy at the district office located at 960 Hastings Street, Baldwin, NY.    

    Note: Those who are selected will be notified using the email address provided on the application by Friday, May 3. Please make sure your email address is entered correctly on the form before submitting.

    The selected applicants will then need to proceed with the registration process through the district and provide proof of residency to be officially enrolled for the 2024-2025 school year. Registration takes place in person at the District Office, 960 Hastings Street, and is by appointment only

     

  •  Questions? 

    Questions about the Registration Process: Call the district’s Registration Office at 516.434.6095 

    All Other Questions Related to the Universal Pre-K Program: Call Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center at 516.377.4200