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Preschool & Universal Pre-K (UPK) in Latham, NY

Our Preschool & Universal Pre-K (UPK) Services

Kids Express is proud to offer high-quality preschool and Universal Pre-K (UPK) programs in the beautiful town of Latham, NY. Our experienced and dedicated teachers create a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can learn and grow.

The Process

At Kids Express, we believe in a holistic approach to early childhood education. Our curriculum is designed to promote the development of essential skills such as language, cognitive, social, and emotional skills. We provide a wide range of activities and hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving.

The Benefits

  • Enhanced social and emotional development
  • Improved cognitive and language skills
  • Strengthened fine and gross motor skills
  • Increased self-confidence and independence
  • Preparation for future academic success

Location History

Latham, NY is a vibrant town located in Albany County. It was originally inhabited by the Mohawk Native American tribe. The area was later settled by Dutch colonists in the 17th century and played a significant role in the fur trade. Latham has since evolved into a thriving community known for its excellent schools and family-friendly atmosphere.

Interesting Facts

  • Latham is home to the Albany International Airport.
  • The town is named after William Latham, an early settler.
  • Latham has a rich agricultural history, with many farms still in operation today.
  • The town hosts an annual summer festival that attracts visitors from all over.

Local Culture and Traditions

Latham embraces its diverse community and celebrates its cultural heritage through various events and festivals. Residents can explore local art galleries, enjoy live music performances, and participate in community theater productions. The town also has a strong sports culture, with numerous recreational facilities and teams for all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the age range for preschool and UPK programs at Kids Express?

A: Our preschool program is designed for children aged 3 to 4 years, while our UPK program is specifically for 4-year-olds.

Q: What is the duration of the preschool and UPK programs?

A: Both our preschool and UPK programs run from September to June, following the academic calendar.

Q: Is Kids Express licensed and accredited?

A: Yes, Kids Express is fully licensed by the state of New York and accredited by reputable education organizations.

Q: Are nutritious meals provided for the Preschool & Universal Pre-K (UPK) children?

A: Yes, we offer healthy and balanced meals and snacks, prepared on-site by our trained staff.

Q: How can I enroll my child in the preschool or UPK program?

A: To enroll your child, simply contact our center in Latham, NY, and our friendly staff will guide you through the enrollment process.

Q: What safety measures are in place at Kids Express?

A: The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. We have strict security protocols, including controlled access, surveillance cameras, and highly trained staff.

Q: What extracurricular activities are available for the children?

A: Kids Express offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including music, art, dance, and sports programs, to enhance the overall learning experience.

Q: Do you provide transportation for the children?

A: We do not provide transportation services. However, we can assist you in finding local transportation options that may be available in your area.

Q: How can I stay updated on my child’s progress?

A: We maintain open communication with parents through regular progress reports, parent-teacher conferences, and a secure online portal where you can access your child’s educational resources and updates.

Q: Are there any scholarship or financial assistance programs available?

A: Kids Express participates in various scholarship and financial assistance programs. Please contact our center for more information on eligibility and application processes.


Get in Touch with Us

For more information about our school, programs, or rates, or to set up a private tour, email or call us anytime at (518) 328-0430.