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Pre-K

Geneva has multiple free, publicly funded preschool programs for 3 & 4 year olds. All free options run through the UPK (Universal Pre-Kindergarten) program or a Head Start program. UPK is free and open to all children who live in the Geneva City School District, while Head Start eligibility is free, but based on income. The Geneva City School District oversees the UPK placement process, as well as one of Geneva's two Head Start programs. 
 
Click on the link below to register for a UPK program. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are due April 26, 2024. The location your child will attend is decided based on a lottery system (You select 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices on the application). 

While applications will continue to be accepted after the due date, choice in location becomes limited.


Website and Application Information

See below to learn more about each program.

UPK 3 Year Old Programs

UPK3 programs are free and open to all families who live in the Geneva City School District. Children must be 3 years old or turning 3 by December 1st of the year they are enrolled. All UPK3 programs are 1/2 days and run 5 days per week. Some locations offer wrap around child care for a fee. Transportation is not provided for UPK3 programs.

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Geneva Family YMCA

Hours (2 options):

Morning Program: 8:00am-11:00am, Afternoon Program: 11:30am-3:30pm

Meals Provided:

Snack

Wrap Around Care:

No

Additional Info:

Gymnastics, Swimming & Yoga are included within the program.

Small class sizes

Must be fully potty trained to attend

Contact Info:

Donna Wandell

Phone: 315-789-1616

Website

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Happiness House
 

Hours (2 options):

Morning Program: 9:00am-12:00pm, Afternoon Program: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Meals Provided:

Lunch & Snack (depending on group) 

Wrap Around Care:

Yes, if slots are available

Open 7:00am-5:30pm

Fee based

Additional Info:

Integrated classrooms for children with and without disabilities, 6 week summer program (fee based)

Contact Info:

Jessica Avila

Phone: 315-789-6850

Email: javila@happinesshouse.org

Website

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Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning

Hours:

Morning Program: 8:30-12:30

Meals Provided:

Breakfast & Lunch

Wrap Around Care:

Yes, if slots are available

Open 6:00am-6:00pm

Fee based

Additional Info:

Two community events for families throughout the year (one in Fall, one in Spring)

Contact Info:

Roberta Yuan

Phone: 315-787-4190

Email: robertayuan@flhealth.org

Website

UPK 4 Year Old Programs

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Geneva City School District

Hours:

9:00am-3:30pm

Meals Provided:

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack

Wrap Around Care:

No

Additional Info:

UPK4 and Head Start are combined into one program at North St School

Contact Info:

Lorraine Knifley

Phone: 315-781-4104 ext. 7000

Email: lknifley@genevacsd.org

Website

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Happiness House
 

Hours:

9:00am-3:00pm

Meals Provided:

Lunch & Snack 

Wrap Around Care:

Yes, if slots are available

Open 7:00am-5:30pm

Fee based

Additional Info:

Integrated classrooms for children with and without disabilities, 6 week summer program (fee based)

Contact Info:

Jessica Avila

Phone: 315-789-6850

Email: javila@happinesshouse.org

Website

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Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning

Hours:

8:30am-2:30pm

Meals Provided:

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack

Wrap Around Care:

Yes, if slots are available

Open 6:00am-6:00pm

Fee based

Additional Info:

Two community events for families throughout the year (one in Fall, one in Spring)

Contact Info:

Roberta Yuan

Phone: 315-787-4190

Email: robertayuan@flhealth.org

Website

Head Start

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Geneva Head Start

Hours:

9:00am-3:30pm

Meals Provided:

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack

Wrap Around Care:

No

Additional Info:

UPK4 and Head Start are combined into one program at North St School

Contact Info:

Lorraine Knifley

Phone: 315-781-4104 ext. 7000

Email: lknifley@genevacsd.org

Website

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Geneva ABCD

Hours:

7:00am-4:30pm

Meals Provided:

Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks 

Wrap Around Care:

No, but hours are longer than other programs

Additional Info:

Bilingual program, migrant-seasonal families are prioritized, open to Geneva & surrounding areas

Contact Info:

Qing Marino

Phone: 315-781-3267

Email: 

qing.shang-marino@abcdmail.org

Website

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Phelps Community Center

Hours:

Meals Provided:

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack

Wrap Around Care:

Yes, if slots are available

Fee based

Additional Info:

Ages 3-5. Library, dance studio, fitness center, youth theatre & variety of sports and recreation opportunities offered on-site

Contact Info:

Phone: 315-548-8122

Email: headstart@phelpscc.org

Website

Private Preschools

(Private pay and curriculum is not set by state mandates)

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Children's Hours School

Hours:

8:30am-2:00pm

Typically 3 days/wk (varies by year)

Meals Provided:

Snack 

Wrap Around Care:

No

Additional Info:

4 year old program only. 

Holistic educational experience. Individualized, project based, hands on, no technology and prioritizes outdoor time.

Contact Info:

Lauren Glick

Phone: 315-521-8117

Website

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Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center

Hours:

9:00am-3:00pm

Meals Provided:

Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks 

Wrap Around Care:

Yes, if slots are available

6:30am-5:45pm

Fee based

Additional Info:

Ages 3-5. Uses High Scope curriculum.

Contact Info:

Brianna Russ

Phone: 315-781-0014

Website

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St. Francis/St. Stephens Pre-School

Hours:

8:15am-11:00am (3 year olds)

8:15am-2:15pm (4 year olds)

Meals Provided:

No

Wrap Around Care:

Yes (4 year olds only)

Until 5:30pm

Additional Info:

Catholic education

Contact Info:

Susan Pohorence 

Phone: 315-789-1828

Email: susan.pohorence@dor.org

Website

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Elementary (K-5)

West Street School
Geneva City School District
Public School (K-2)
Website

North Street School
Geneva City School District
Public School (3-5)
Website

St. Francis St. Stephens Catholic School
Private School (K-8)

Website

Children's Hours School
Private School (K-5)

Website

Romulus Central School District 
Public School (PreK-12)
*Not in Geneva, but has open enrollment to neighboring towns
Website

Homeschooling in the Geneva City School District
Website

Secondary (6-12)

Geneva Middle School
Geneva City School District
Public School (6-8)
Website

Romulus Central School District 
Public School (PreK-12)
*Not in Geneva, but has open enrollment to neighboring towns
Website

Geneva High School
Geneva City School District
Public School (9-12)
Website

St. Francis St. Stephens Catholic School
Private School (K-8)

Website

Homeschooling in the Geneva City School District
Website

Colleges

Finger Lakes Community College
Public Community College

Website

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Private College

Website

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