Schools and Daycare

School Districts

If you have school aged children, the Greater Binghamton area has many great public schools. Classes are held Monday through Friday, September through June, following the school district calendar.

Many local schools have Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for 4 year olds that is free. Kindergarten entrance age (Birthday cut off date) for grades is December 1.

Daycare Resources

There are several options for daycare in the area for children who are 5 years old and younger. A great resource to get you started is the Family Enrichment Network Child Care Referral and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Pre-School Fund

This fund is for currently-enrolled graduate students with preschool-aged children attending a licensed daycare center (on-campus or off-campus). To be eligible, children must have been born before the start of the current semester, and not turn 6 before the semester ends. Amount of award will be determined by the number of eligible children who apply, to a maximum of $150/semester.

Apply to Pre-School Fund