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Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
The Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Pilot Program provides funding for grants to improve the quality of and expand access to preschool programs and services to children from the age of 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible, through a mixed service delivery system including public, private, non-profit and for-profit preschools, child care centers, nursery schools, preschools operating within public and private schools and school districts, Head Start programs, independent and system-affiliated family child care homes.
UPK Grants

Please note: FY10 UPK Classroom Quality grant renewal information can be found at http://www.eec.state.ma.us/kr_grant_submit.aspx.

Please click on the links below to access archived UPK grant application information.

Child Assessment

Child Assessment Newsletters

These following briefs were developed by Early Childhood Associates for EEC as a resource to support UPK grantees and any agency or program interested in child assessment system implementation topics.

Brainshark Presentations on Early Childhood Assessment

These narrated presentations were developed by Oldham Innovative Research for EEC to provide an overview of child assessment issues for different audiences. Each presentation takes about 15 minutes to listen to.

Early Childhood Assessment: Information for Parents

Early Childhood Assessment: Information for Educators

Early Childhood Assessment: Information for Administrators