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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Registration for UPK lottery begins March 2019

photo of studentsTimeline for 2019-20 Registration/ Lottery:
March 22, 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 May 17th.

As part of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, New York State (pending approval), will provide funding for the placement of 22 four-year-old children into district-selected participating agencies/preschool 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 hearing, vision and dental exams.  A full immunization record must be submitted.  There is no cost to the family, however, transportation is not provided.  

A lottery system will be used to select the students.  Parents will be notified 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), Northport Nursery School (Northport), Pumpkin Patch Day Nursery (Commack) and Kiddie Care Early Learning Center (Commack). If your child is selected to participate, you will receive an application and depending on availability, have your choice of schools.   For further information, call the Office at 631-486-7127.