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Request for Proposals for Universal Pre-Kindergarten for Waterloo CSD

January 13, 2019
Dear Child Care, Nursery School, Early Education and/or Community Agency Provider,
The Waterloo Central School District will apply for funding from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to implement the following pre-school educational programs for the 2020-2021 school year:


  1. Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Half-Day for 4 Year Olds

New for 2019-2021 school year: New York State has consolidated the formerly stand-alone EPK, EPK3, 3PK, and UPK grants into a single grant: UPK. In an effort to ensure equity, Waterloo Central School District has established a set rate 4 year old PreK programming. Rates for Statewide (SUFDPK) will follow the same formula. See rates below:


Per Seat Rate

4 Year Old Half Day


Waterloo Central School District plans to contract with eligible agencies to provide educational programs for resident four-year-old children.  Interested agencies will need to apply to Waterloo Central School District for inclusion in any/all of the above listed programs by completing and submitting the following information: 

  • Agency Application Cover Page
  • Agency Information Packet
  • NYS Program Application Packet (one for each program applying for)
  • Budget Page (one for each program applying for)

All applicants are encouraged to view specific program requirements in their entirety at the NYSED website (
Waterloo Central School District will review all proposals and reserves the right to make final determinations as to the ability of an agency to provide high quality early childhood programming.  Factors used to determine the acceptance of an agency’s request to collaborate with the District are set forth in the RFP below.

Please carefully review the attached directions for completing your application and submit one original and two copies of all applicable application packet items to the Waterloo Central School District office no later than February 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Thank you for your interest in the Waterloo Central School District’s Early Childhood Programs.  If you have questions regarding the preparation of your agency’s application, please contact the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Jenn Hayden at (315) 539-1502. 
Jennifer Hayden, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction


UPK RFP Application Paperwork