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January 12, 2016


Do you know a Cohoes family with a four year-old who will be starting Kindergarten in September?

We have two important messages to share with them!

We still have 17 open seats in our expanded universal preschool program at Abram Lansing Elementary School. Your child can start upon registering, and will be more prepared for Kindergarten this fall after attending the full-day program from January to June. Cohoes  UPK is aligned to the elementary curriculum and offered in collaboration with the Cohoes Community Center. The program is free and open to all Cohoes residents.

More information on Cohoes UPK can be found here.


Already have your child in an alternative preschool program?*

Kindergarten registration is fast approaching, to be held the week of March 7-11, and here’s what you can do to be ready…

Collect the following necessary documents to make registering fast and easy:

- Child’s original birth certificate or record of baptism showing birthdate

- Proof of immunization and a physical exam in the last year, signed by the doctor

- Parent’s legal ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

- Proof of residency, which could include the following:

o Utility bill
o Copy of deed, rental agreement, etc.
o A record of voter registration
o Signed affidavit confirming residency in the district

More information, including the student registration information packet for Kindergarten, will be available on the website before March 7. Please check the registration page regularly for updates, include a list of available times to register!

If you have any questions, please email:


*Students currently enrolled in the district’s UPK program do not need to register for Kindergarten.