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UPK Program

Overview of the Universal Pre-K Program


Welcome to the UPK program here at TLC. We are so excited for your child to join our TLC family! Please review our website for information regarding curriculum, school policies, closings, menu, etc.

For any child attending TLC, we require the following forms. Please complete and return to us at the orientation meeting we hold in August.

Registration and Emergency Contact Form

NYS OCFS Medical Form

North Merrick School District Immunization Form

NYS Day Care Enrollment Form

The School District's UPK program provides children with instruction from 9:00am-2:00pm (5 hours), Monday-Friday. If you would like to extend your child's hours at TLC, please complete and return this form.

If you would like your child to receive a morning snack and lunch daily, please complete this form.


In addition, we offer extra programs such as music therapy and sports with a certified coach. We will send out information via email when registration opens.


If you would like to schedule a tour, Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-2:00pm, click here.

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  • What are the hours for the UPK program?
    The standard hours for UPK are 9:00am-2:00pm. Your child should arrive at the front desk by 9:00am, but no earlier than 8:55am. Additionally, pickup should occur no later than 2:00pm.
  • Does the UPK program follow the school district's calendar?
    Yes. UPK follows your district calendar for closings and holidays. While UPK closes for all holidays/breaks, our facility is still open for most of these. You have the option to send your children in during these times for an additional cost.
  • Are meals included?
    Meals are not included with our UPK program. You may choose to send lunch/snacks in from home, or you can use our meal plan for $100/month. We cater from a local restaurant and our menu is available on our website. If you choose to participate in extended hours, your child will be fed whatever the children are eating during those hours free of charge. Breakfast is served after 8:00am. Snack is served both in the mornings and afternoons, exact time varies by class.
  • Is TLC Nut Free?
    Yes. TLC is a nut-free facility. Please consider this if you choose to send in lunch or snacks from home.
  • Is there an orientation meeting?
    We will have an orientation at the end of August, and you will receive all necessary paperwork before this orientation.
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