Register online for Universal Pre-K!

The UPK registration period ended at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.

If you have any questions please contact the registrar at (518) 237-4131, ext. 2299 or

UPK is a free, full-day preschool program for Cohoes 3- and 4-year-olds. Our UPK has 54 seats for 3-year-olds and 108 seats for 4-year-olds, with classrooms at all three of our elementary schools. The program is grant-funded through the New York State Education Department and provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area.

UPK follows the elementary schools’ calendars, and is held weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.


If your child is a current Cohoes resident and will be 3 or 4 on or before December 1, he/she is eligible to register for UPK in September.

  • Enrollment in the 4-year-old program beginning Sept. 2020, must be 4 before Dec. 1, 2020.*
  • Enroll in 3-year-old program beginning Sept. 2020, must be 3 before Dec. 1, 2020.

*Students in the 3-year-old program are automatically registered for the 4-year-old program the following year.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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