A piece of legislation that prioritizes children in one region of the state for universal pre-Kindergarten won’t be approved in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday vowed in a conference call.

“The state Legislature represents the entire state, not just New York City. You’re not going to pass a piece of legislation that says my children should go first,” Cuomo told reporters. “That’s not the way we govern, that’s not the way we operate, and it’s not going to be successful. We’ll have a pre-K program for all the children of this state.”

The comments come as a host of mayors — including Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster — released a series of statements saying they support Cuomo’s plan for statewide pre-Kindergarten.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to press for the approval a home rule bill that would allow the city to increase income taxes on the wealthy in order to fund universal pre-K in the city.

De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, referred to the universal pre-K push on Wednesday as a defining civil rights issue.

Cuomo on Thursday said he didn’t understand “the context” of the statement.

But Cuomo, who held a conference call this morning to provide an update on the snowstorm hitting primarily the eastern half of the state, sided with the other mayors’ push for the program.

He framed his statewide approach as a more equitable approach for the entire state.

“I understand the feeling of the upstate mayors also. I am a New York City born and raised,” Cuomo said. “I’m Queens. I understand New York City, I’m third generation New York City. However, I am governor of the whole state and every child in New York City is precious and we want the best for every child in New York City. Every child in Buffalo is precious and we want the best for every child in Buffalo and in Syracuse and in Rochester and in Suffolk. Any policy that would seek to divide the state I will oppose. Any policy that would seek to differentiate treatment for children especially on such a vital service as pre-K I will oppose.”