Universal Pre-Kindergarten is funded by the New York State Education Department and provides a free preschool experience for children who will be 4 years old by December 1st of the school year in which they will attend. Children are enrolled in the program five days a week for 2 ½ hours a day, or 5 hours a day, depending upon the school district. Jawonio offers integrated UPK classes in the morning (9:00 – 11:30 am) and afternoon (1:00 – 3:30 pm) or full day (9:00 – 2:30 pm). Applications for UPK are available at www.childcarerockland.org or http://www.eram.k12.ny.us/ (for East Ramapo residents) and accepts children from all Rockland County school districts. Applications are due by March 31st. Our Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is licensed by the NYS Department of Education and the Office of Child and Family Services and meets or exceeds all child care regulations.