Seats remain open for F-M’s UPK program for 2024-25 school year

There are still seats open for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2024-25 school year. Due to high demand, the district added additional classes for the upcoming school year.

Families who are interested in enrolling their child in F-M’s UPK program are required to submit a registration form and an Emergent Multilingual Learners Profile.

If there are more eligible applicants than can be served in a given school year, the district will conduct a lottery-based system to determine who attends the program. 

If a lottery is required, students will be selected on a random basis. New York State UPK regulations prohibit a district from prioritizing eligible students for any reason, including economic background. Each child will be entered into the lottery as an individual student and will be selected at random.

Seats remain open for F-M's Universal Pre-kindergarten program for the 2024-25 school year.

About the UPK Program

UPK is a federally and state funded program that introduces young learners to the school environment and focuses on intellectually, socially and emotionally preparing children for kindergarten.

Because F-M’s three elementary school buildings are already at capacity, the district partners with existing early education community-based organizations to administer the district’s program. The program will follow the New York State Prekindergarten Learning Standards.

The district partners with three community-based organizations for the 2024-25 school year to host the district’s program:

  • Hal Welsh East Area Family YMCA
    200 Towne Dr., Fayetteville
  • Manlius YMCA
    140 W. Seneca St., Manlius
  • Shining Stars
    4595 Enders Rd., Manlius

Learn more about the district’s UPK program here.

UPK Registration Form

Emergent Multilingual Learners Profile (required document)

Find translated Emergent Multilingual Learners Profile documents here.