Unadilla Valley

PO BOX F | 4238 State Highway 8
New Berlin, NY 13411
P: 607.847.7500
F: 607.847.9194
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FILLS Program Supports Early Learners and Families

UV's early learning program for children and their families/caregivers is in its third year.

The Families into Literacy and Learning Succeed, or FILLS, program serves district resident children from ages 0 to 3. FILLS runs from October through May in the kindergarten/pre-kindergarten wing at Unadilla Valley Elementary School.

The FILLS morning session operates from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday following the district calendar. The FILLS afternoon session is from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

If school is delayed or closed, FILLS does not have class.

The program is funded through the state's Community Schools program. A pilot version of the program ran last year and served several families. This year the program is expanded with an AM and a PM session and more participants.

The FILLS program is self-transport for individual families; bus-transportation is available for day-care providers. Enrolled children must be accompanied every day by a parent or caregiver. FILLS promotes intergenerational interaction and learning. Participating children and their adult partners work together on activities that encourage foundational literacy skills through stories, play, crafts, music, and movement. All children ages 0 to 3 may attend, including siblings and other day-care participants.

Speech, occupational, and physical therapists co-plan student activities, and participating children and their families may access the School Based Health Clinic when registered.

Snacks are provided by the school district; however, for holidays and birthdays, participant families may provide a special snack.

To enroll in FILLS, fill out and return the form below with a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
Applications are also available from the UV Elementary School Office.

To enroll in FILLS, stop by the Elementary School or fill out and return the form below.
If you need help accessing, reading, printing or filling out the aplication, please call the Elementary Office at 607.847.7500, ext. 4140 for assistance. You can return completed applications to the school in person, by mail or by emailing rmahoney@uvstorm.org
In the event of a school delay due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances, FILLS will not have class.