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Universal Pre Kindergarten Information

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program 2024-25

The UPK Lottery is now closed.  Once students have been given their UPK assignments, parents will be notified via email and given instructions on how to complete the UPK registration process. Please expect to receive notification by the end of May.

The Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK) is fully funded by New York State grants. The application is posted on the Commack website on the home page under “Announcements.”  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 meet 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 Dec. 1, 2024 to be eligible to attend UPK in the fall of 2024. Students are selected utilizing a lottery system to ensure 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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