The Syosset Central School District Pilot Universal Pre-K Program will launch this fall
  • We are happy to announce that the Syosset School District is planning to offer a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2022-2023 school year. Children must be 4 years of age prior to December 1, 2022 to be eligible to participate. This program is fully funded by a New York State Department of Education grant. All placements in the program are contingent upon the reauthorization of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant.

    The Universal Pre-K program will be a full-day program, running Monday through Friday, offered through partnerships with Universal Pre-Kindergarten centers located within the district. The program will begin September 1, 2022 and will follow the school district calendar. There is NO COST to participate in this program. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing transportation for their child. The curriculum follows NYS Pre-Kindergarten Standards and is taught by New York State Certified Teachers.

    Please review the following information regarding the application process:

    • Seats are limited to approximately 120 students and placement is not guaranteed.
    • Students will be selected for the program by a randomized lottery to be observed by the District’s auditing firm. Please see information below on entering the lottery. Requests to enter the lottery past the deadline are unable to be accommodated.
    • The Universal Pre-Kindergarten centers participating in the program will be announced once finalized, which is anticipated to be in February.
    • Parents/guardians who have entered the lottery will be given the opportunity to rank the participating Pre-K centers in order of preference once they are announced.
    • The number of seats available at each of the locations for the Pre-K program is limited, and placement will be determined by the results of the randomized lottery.
    • In order to provide a fair and consistent process to all qualified residents, we cannot honor requests to switch locations.
    • Once all seats are filled, children will be placed on a waiting list.
    • Students must be a Syosset Central School District resident and be 4 years of age on or before December 1, 2022 (a birthdate between December 2, 2017 and December 1, 2018) in order to participate.


    If you would like to enter your child in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten lottery, please pre-register with the school district no later than January 28, 2022 by completing this online form:
    https://www.familyid.com/programs/interest-in-syosset-csd-pre-k-program

    Proof of date of birth and residency in the Syosset Central School District is required. The registration form and additional information on the program can be found on the District website.


    Should you have any questions about the pilot Universal Pre-K program, please email prek@syossetschools.org.