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The Best Way to Start Learning is at Kidz World

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What Is UPK?

The UPK program supports all 3yrs and 4yrs old children, providing them with a wide range of opportunities that familiarize them with the school environment, preparing them for kindergarten. Young children learn best through developmentally appropriate and thematic based activities. The curriculum emphasizes language, thinking processes, academic concepts and social interactions that occur during center-based play and throughout the day.

The role of the teaching team is to facilitate higher-order thinking, problem-solving, stability, to ensure safety and to provide a high-quality education for all. We recognize our families as their children’s first teachers. We honor and invite parents within the classroom to read, teach, and celebrate with us and look forward to working together as a team.

For more information regarding the UPK Program, please visit the link below:


  • Hours Of Operation: 6:30am – 6:30pm
  • UPK FREE HOURS: 8:30am – 3:00pm (6 hours / 20 minutes)

Hours outside of UPK hours will require a small monthly extended day fee.

The Before & Extended Hours Program that we offer, makes it possible for your child to stay at Kidz World Early Childhood Center for additional hours (before and after UPK hours).

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Our Universal Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum is aligned with New York State Education Department State Standards for Prekindergarten.

Our center base areas are designed to provide your child with quality instructions that fosters growth in the following areas:

  • Reading Readiness
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • Large and Fine Motor Development
  • Science
  • Art/Craft
  • Technology

Frequently Ask Question

What’s the age for the free UPK Program?

Children must be turning 3 and 4 years old between Jan 1st and Dec 31st of this year.

What are the free hours for your UPK Program?

Our free UPK Program hours are 8:30am – 2:50pm.

Do you have extended hours outside the free UPK Program?

Yes, 7:00am – 6:00pm.

Do I have to pay an additional fee for extended hours?

Yes, parents must pay a flat monthly tuition fee of $390.00 for extended hours.

Does your UPK Program follow Public School Calendar?

No, we are closed on major holidays and Staff Professional Development Days.

Does your UPK Program go on School Trips?

Yes, we go on three Educational Fields Trips during the course of the school year.

I’m living in Brooklyn but I’m working in Queens. Can my child enroll in your UPK Program?

Yes, as long as you are living in the five boroughs.

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