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Universal Pre-Kindergarten Information

 

UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Center Moriches Union Free School District participates in New York State's grant funded Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program. To be eligible for the Pre-Kindergarten, a child must be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021 and be a Center Moriches resident within the boundaries of Center Moriches Union Free School District.

The program runs for 2.5 hours per day, 5 days per week (following the CMUFSD holiday/break calendar)
Children must meet all health and immunization requirements.
Parents are responsible for transportation.

YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
o Child's birth certificate
o Child's immunization record
o Three (3) acceptable proofs of residency
o Registration packet (see attachment below)

For further questions please contact Mrs. Leslie Murray at 631-878-0052 ext. 331

FORMS AND DOCUMENTS MAY BE EMAILED TO: lmurray@cmschools.org
OR FAXED TO: 631-878-4326

* * * IMPORTANT * * *
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE UPK LOTTERY ALL REGISTRATION PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 3:00 PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021

 

 

 


Center Moriches Schools is pleased to have obtained a grant from the New York State Department of Education to run a Universal Pre-kindergarten program for a limited number of Center Moriches children who will turn 4 on or before December 1st of each school year. 

This grant is awarded annually and allows our district to pick a local educational partner to help prepare our youngsters for success in Kindergarten and beyond. 

As the number of children that can be served by this grant is limited, each year the district holds a lottery to enroll the children.   Each interested family must apply and supply residency documentation prior to the deadline stated on the district calendar.  All families who provide the appropriate documentation participate in the lottery to distribute the spots in next year's class.  Families do not need to be present to participate in the lottery.  The lottery is typically held in February as documented on the district calendar. 

Upon securing funding from the grant again, the district proceeds to enroll our students in number order as picked in the lottery. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our UPK program, please feel free to contact Mrs. Leslie Murray, Registrar, at 631-878-0052.