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Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program  

Welcome to the Watervliet Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program's web page. The Watervliet Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is a collaboration between the Watervliet City School District and Albany Community Action Partnership.

picture of UPK students on the first day of school

The Watervliet City School District currently operates four full-day UPK classrooms. All four classrooms are located at Watervliet Elementary School and employ Head Start teachers. The classrooms are staffed by NYS certified pre-K educators and teacher aides. The UPK program follows the regular school district calendar. More about UPK







Video: A Day in UPK

Literacy and Universal Prekindergarten Director Don Stevens presented a video overview of the prekindergarten program during the January Board of Education meeting. Go to video UPK Powerpoint


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UPK Forms

Pre-K Program Application

Head Start Dental Exam

Head Start Physical Exam

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UPK Contact information

Kirsten Demento, UPK Director kdemento@vlietschools.org

Geraldine Ferris, Outreach Coordinator gferris@vlietschools.org

Jessica Miller, Assistant Site Coordinator

Danielle Mele, Secretary dmele@vlietschools.org

Room 106
Phone: 518-629-3415
Lisa Barber

Room 107
Phone: 518-629-3411
Emily Miller

Room 108
Phone: 518-629-3410

Room 109
Phone: 518-629-3413
Kristen Langworthy