and Supplemental Programs for UPK
Universal Pre-Kindergarten is exclusively for children residing in New York City who turn four prior
to December 31. This program is offered free of charge. The program offers a rich, supportive learning
environment where children can explore, discover, talk freely, build, create and grow intellectually,
emotionally, and socially. Morning or afternoon sessions are available.
The Samuel Field Y upholds its commitment to common core standards put in place by the New York
Department of Education, and implemented by our staff of highly professional teachers. Classes prepare
our students for kindergarten by honing their skills in reading, writing, math and science exploration.
Supplemental Programs for UPK
Regardless of where your child attends Universal Pre-Kindergarten, a supplemental program at the
Samuel Field Y is available to meet the changing needs of families. Bus transportation is available from select
local schools. You don't have to attend our Pre-K program to receive the benefits of a Samuel Field Y education.
"The fact that my child was able to attend a top notch UPK program at the Y, and then receive stellar supplemental childcare allowed me to feel confident and secure in her future. The Y gave her the nurturing she needed, with the education that prepared her for her Kindergarten experience."
- Carrie, mom of Samuel Field Y Graduate
"When my child entered Kindergarten, the teachers told me that she can tell the difference between a Sam Field Y child versus others, because of their advanced learning and social skills." - Bonnie, mom of a UPK Graduate