Universal Pre-K Programs

Offered to children who must be four years old by December 1st of the school year at three locations. Morning and afternoon pre-school programs prepare children for the challenges of kindergarten. The programs emphasize growth in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Children participate in free play, reading, arts and crafts, dramatic play, and exercise.

  • Locations: North McBride Street, Hawley Avenue, Seymour Street, Park Street, Grant School
  • Fee: No fee.
  • Eligibility: Children are not required to live in the neighborhood, but must be residents of the City of Syracuse.
  • Information and registration: Please call Program Manager Cynda Lamb at 315-472-6343, x224 or Program Director Rick Kline at 315-472-6343, x216 
  • Good to know: Classes fill up early and there is often a waiting list; register early.

Success Story

Read more about real people helped by this program:

Maria: Preschool Program