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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.

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

Albany UPK Program

Yola Nicholas
UPK Director, Albany
(518) 462-5528 ext. 1019

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

Albany School of Humanities
108 Whitehall Rd, Albany, NY 12209
(518) 475-6575

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

Roots Academy at West Hill

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 

Jacquie Devorak
UPK Director, Cohoes

Van Schaick Grade School

150 Continental Ave, Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 237-2828


Harmony Hill School

120 Madeline Hickey Way, Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 233-1900

Abram Lansing Elementary

26 James St, Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 237-5044

Watervliet UPK Program 

Char'lee Frament

UPK 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.

Pre-K impact
Child Safety Commitment
Club Kid

Ages 5-12

BGCCA offers AfterSchool and Summer Camp programs.

Teen Night


The CLUB is a safe place for teens ages 13-18 in Albany and Troy, NY

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