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Universal Pre-Kindergarten 2019-2020

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Registration for UPK lottery begins March 2019

Timeline for 2019-2020 Registration/Lottery:

March 2019 – Registration forms will be available and should be returned to: Wendy Meyer, Office of Teaching and Learning at 158 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY 11768, no later than April 26, 2019. Those who are selected will be notified by mail by May 17th. Registration packet is available at the bottom of the page.

As part of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, New York State (pending approval), will provide funding for the placement of approximately 22 four-year-old children into district-selected participating agencies/pre-school programs. Children must be born in the year 2015 and reside in the Northport-East Northport School District.

If selected, parents must agree to send their child 5 days per week for a 2 ½ hour per day program, verify their residence, and have their child undergo a physical and dental examination by their pediatrician. A full immunization record must be submitted. There is no cost to the family, however transportation is not provided. Immunization and Student Physical forms are located at the bottom of the page.

A lottery system will be used to select the students. Parents will be notified by mail by May 17th and students not selected will be placed on a waiting list. The schools participating in our program will be Island Kids Early Childhood Center (Northport), Kiddie Care Early Learning Center (Commack), Northport Nursery (Northport), Pumpkin Patch Day Nursery (Commack), Humpty Dumpty Day Nursery School (Greenlawn), Kiddie Academy of Greenlawn (Greenlawn), Little Lights Christian Pre-School and Early Childhood Education Center (East Northport), The Learning Experience (East Northport) and The Learning Experience (Northport).

If your child has been selected, please bring the following to the Office of Teaching and Learning:

  1. Proof of Residency – please bring three documents:
  • One of the following: original property deed, current tax bill, mortgage statement, rental lease or completed rental affidavit (both signatures must be notarized)
  • Two of the following: utility bills and/or payroll documents with your name and address.


  1. Child’s Proof of BirthORIGINAL birth certificate, ORIGINAL baptismal certificate, PASSPORT or other form of identification of birthdate. Parent/guardian photo ID or other acceptable identification must be presented at time of registration to establish your identity.


  1. Proof of Immunization – please bring a copy of your child’s immunization history.

For further information, call the Office of Teaching and Learning at 631-486-7127.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Forms