RCN’s Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) program is a grant-funded program through New York State that is available to City resident children who turn four years old before December 1st. Our program provides 6 hours of quality instruction (through exploration and PLAY) from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Children are provided with a nutritious and homemade breakfast and lunch. This program is only available during these hours; part-time UPK is not available.
While our formal UPK program ends at 2:30 pm, children’s learning continues at RCN. Our enrichment program offers extended learning opportunities with certified teachers and visiting artists in literacy, math, science, music & arts, and social and emotional development, and physical development from 2:30 – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. This enrichment time extends and reinforces children’s learning throughout the day. Our professional teachers create individualized lessons plans based on each child’s needs, closely following children’s IEPs, if applicable, to help them use their strengths and interests to develop in areas of need.
There is an additional fee for this service.
Our UPK program begins at 8:30 am, but as a child care program, we are open from 6:30 am through 5:30 pm. If you need care before UPK begins, please let us know.