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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area operates Universal Pre-Kindergarten for schools throughout Albany, Cohoes and Watervliet. UPK programming includes high-quality early learning experiences designed to prepare children to achieve and succeed.

Albany UPK Program

Mary Haley
Director of Operations: Early Childhood & Education Programs
(518) 237-5044 ext. 147



To register, please visit Albany Schools and select the grade level.

Arbor Hill Elementary School

1 Arbor Drive
Albany, NY 12210

(518) 475-6625 ​


Giffen Elementary

274 S. Pearl Street

Albany, NY 12202

(518) 462-7176

New Scotland Elementary
369 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 475-6775

Philip J Schuyler Achievement Academy

676 Clinton Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 475-6700


Sheridan Preparatory Academy

400 Sheridan Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 475-6850

Thomas O'Brien Academy of Sci & Tech

94 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12202
(518) 475-6875

Cohoes UPK Program 

Van Schaick Grade School

150 Continental Ave

Cohoes, NY 12047


Harmony Hill School

120 Madeline Hickey Way

Cohoes, NY 12047

Abram Lansing Elementary

26 James St

Cohoes, NY 12047

Watervliet UPK Program 

Char'lee Frament

Universal Prekindergarten Director, Watervliet

(518) 704-4225 ext. 1003



Watervliet Elementary School

2557 10th Ave #1,
Watervliet, NY 12189

Albany Schools UPK

For ASP services in other Albany Schools please visit
for complete information and application links.

Albany Schools
Why UPK is important

The Universal Prekindergarten Program (UPK) was established in 1997 as an early education foundation to providing high quality, developmentally appropriated programs in the State of New York designed to meet the social, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, cultural and physical needs of children. The CLUB began providing UPK services for the Albany School District in 1998.


At the preschool level, children build strong foundations in social, pre-academic, and general life skills that will give them a leg up in school and beyond. Research shows that children who graduate from preschool have improved academic readiness, lower incarceration rates, and higher rates of pay.

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