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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

The WCSD has received funding from New York State to collaborate with eligible agencies to provide  4-year olds the opportunity to participate in a Pre-K program.  The District is working collaboratively with the New York State Education Department's Office of Early Learning to provide this opportunity to the Wappingers community.  


The WCSD is anticipating providing a ten-month program, held five days per week, 5 hours per day, for 4-year olds in September 2021. 

 
The District is also anticipating that the Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes will be offered at selected community agencies that are licensed by New York State.  
 
The Pre-K application will be available towards the end of June beginning of July.  
 
The New York State Education Department has determined that the district must use a lottery selection when there are more eligible children than can be served in a given school year. A waiting list will be developed for all students not placed. 
 
Transportation will not be provided for this program. 
 
Additional information will be provided to the community as it becomes available.