Pre-K and TK

BCSD seeks agencies to apply for UPK program

The Binghamton City School District intends to implement a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for district students who are four years of age by December 1. We estimate this will be about 200 students. The school district seeks an educationally based UPK program that will meet the Uniform Quality Standards of Section 151-1.3 regulation as amended by the New York State Board of Regents. The Binghamton City School District is responsible for fiscal and program oversight and student progress in all settings. To find out more about the Request for Proposal click here. To fill out an eligible agency application click here


The Binghamton City School District Pre-Kindergarten program is FREE and open to all children who are 4 by December 1 (or 3 years old for some locations) and live in the City of Binghamton. Classes are held Monday through Friday, September through June, following the school district calendar. The district does not provide transportation.

Transitional Kindergarten

There are some openings available for Transitional Kindergarten. Children must be five years old by Dec. 1. For information please contact Scout Orr at 762-8100 ext. 308.

Contact information

Pre-K Office of Early Childhood Education

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
262 Conklin Avenue Phone: (607)762-8197

Fax: (607) 762-6041

Participating Universal Pre-K sites

Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Binghamton High

Calvin Coolidge Elementary

MacArthur Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary 

West Middle 

MacArthur Integrated/Handicapped Children's Association

Horace Mann Integrated/Family Enrichment Network

Wilson Headstart/Family Enrichment Network

Cherry Street/Family Enrichment Network

Saratoga Terrace/Family Enrichment Network

Binghamton Y M C A

Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Jewish Community Center

Kurious Kids Play & Childcare Center

Campus Preschool at Binghamton University