UPK Community Provider Registration 2023-24
Apply for UPK at community-based providers for 2023-2024
Update (March 1, 2023): Applications are now being accepted for the 2023-24 school year for UPK community-based providers.
You can apply in two ways:
Directly through the UPK-funded community provider. BPS works with 20+organizations and 30+site locations - who are independent organizations funded by the City of Boston - and the community provider can register the UPK student at their organization. Families can view their options here or see the map below.
Online, you can apply in one place and rank your top three choices - Apply now here. Families who submit an application beginning on March 1, 2023, will be contacted about placement at a community-based provider beginning on March 15, 2023. Families who submit an application after March 15, 2023 will be contacted within one week.
There is no geographic restriction for UPK at community-based providers, other than Boston residency. For example, a family can choose a community-based provider site close to work, another caregiver, or based on another convenience factor.
In order to register a child for Universal Pre-K at Boston Public Schools or community-based providers, you must provide two documents verifying the child's address and one document verifying the child's page. If you are applying for UPK at a community-based provider, you will be asked to upload the documents into the application and enrollment platform (SchoolMint).
Boston Public Schools Universal Pre-K uses the following priority order for enrollment at community providers: 1) students currently in a 3-year-old UPK seat at a provider who are eligible to continue in a 4-year-old UPK seat; 2) newly eligible students currently enrolled at a provider, but not yet enrolled in a UPK seat; 3) eligible students whose families submit an application via SchoolMint beginning on March 1, 2023.
You can download a UPK registration flyer below:
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