Universal Pre-K

Universal Pre-K (UPK)

4 Years, Full-Day & Part-Day (depending on location)

Care-a-lot has been chosen by the Greece, Rush-Henrietta, Canandaigua and Penfield School Districts to offer the NYS Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. This is a program for children who will be entering Kindergarten the following Fall. Apply through your school district to join us for this enriching opportunity!

Wrap-around care is also available for a full-day learning experience, which is especially beneficial for working parents.  With wrap-around care, you do not have to worry about arranging transportation for a 2.5 hour (part-time) or 5.5 hour (full-time) long program.  You can drop off on your way to work and pick them up after work instead of having to leave during your workday. 

How We Care

Some Care-a-lot locations are part of CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program) which allows us to offer meals to our UPK students. Our morning program offers a nutritious breakfast, while our afternoon program offers lunch. We are a nut free facility and accommodate food allergies when we can.

No two days are the same in our UPK program! While our teachers have a strict curriculum to follow from their respective school district, they do so in a way that is fun and engaging and keeps the children on their toes!

Our teachers are NYS Teaching certified, and we utilize the same curriculum that the school district does.  So, to answer your question, yes, your child will be more than ready and prepared for kindergarten!