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Universal Pre Kindergarten Information

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program 2023-2024

The Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK) is fully funded by New York State grants. After April 1, 2023 and pending passage of the NYS Budget, the application will be posted on the Commack Website.  The application must be submitted by May 1 in order to be included in the UPK lottery. There are a limited number of openings based upon the amount of grant money Commack receives from the State. The UPK half-day and full-day programs meets five days per week during the school year at local preschools. 

Students must reside in the district and be four years old on or before December 1, 2023, to be eligible to attend UPK in the fall of 2023. Students are selected utilizing a lottery system to ensure that all applicants have an equal opportunity for participation. A numerical waiting list is maintained. In the event of availability, families will be notified in the order in which their number was chosen. 

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