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Universal Pre-K

Family engagement in education is critical to academic successThe Longwood Central School District, through participation in the New York State Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program Grant, is providing a ten-month, five days per week, 5.5 hours per day (full-day) pre-school in September 2022. The program will follow the Longwood Central School District calendar.

The program is 100% funded by New York State, determining the number of children served by the District. Children who are or will be four (4) years of age on or before December 1, 2022, are eligible to participate in this program.

The New York State Education Department has determined that the District must use a lottery selection basis when there are more eligible children than can be served in a given school year. The application deadline is May 28, 2022, and the lottery will take place in June. In July, you will be notified if your child is selected or if your child will be placed on a waiting list.  Transportation is not provided and must be provided by the child's family.

Please note that the UPK program is contingent upon approval of the New York State UPK Program Grant.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes are offered at selected community pre-schools licensed by New York State, providing young students of diverse ability levels to grow and learn in inclusive environments.

If you are interested in applying for your child's participation in this program, please click this link to complete the application.

Longwood contracts with the following preschools: