The Byron-Bergen School District hopes to once again offer a half day Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) program for the 2020-2021 school year. The class will be held at the Byron-Bergen Elementary School which is located at 6971 West Bergen Road, Bergen, NY 14416.
Students eligible for the program must turn four years of age by December 1, 2021. If you have a child eligible and are interested in having him/her attend our UPK program, please send a letter of interest with your child’s name, parents’ names, address, phone number, email address, and date of birth to: Brian Meister, Elementary School Principal, 6971 West Bergen Rd., Bergen, NY 14416, by Friday, April 9, 2021.
Parents that have already contacted the Elementary School by phone will still
need to send in a letter to be eligible for UPK. Please note that if we receive
more than our allowed capacity, we will select students using a lottery system.
What are the Program
Goals of the UPK at Byron-Bergen?
meet the NYS learning standards by using a curriculum that is thematically
based and supported using literature, songs, and exploration.
foster an environment that promotes happy, confident children who are willing
to take risks, make independent choices, and ask questions.
- To create an inclusive community that builds upon the student’s strengths and accommodates their needs.
Philosophy of UPK
The UPK program at Byron-Bergen is focused on socialization, learning through play, and self-exploration. Children learn through a hands-on learning environment that includes activities, learning centers, concrete materials, and manipulatives. Students learn through a nurturing environment that is enriching, challenging, and developmentally appropriate.