The North Bellmore School District is accepting applications for its Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2023-2024 school year. Due to limited spaces available, enrollment will be determined by a lottery drawing. The program is contingent upon state funding.
Children who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2023, and will be eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2024, may participate in the lottery. The program is administered by the North Bellmore School District and is provided by community-based preschools. It is funded by the New York State Education Department through a UPK grant so there is no cost to families.
The district anticipates hosting both half-day and full-day programs, depending on grant allocations. The half-day program is offered 2 ½ hours per day, five days a week, and the full-day program is offered 5 hours per day, five days a week. Both programs will follow the North Bellmore school calendar. Children are expected to attend every day. Parents cannot choose the school location and transportation is not provided.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 10. UPK applications are available online at www.northbellmoreschools.org, and at each elementary building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on school days. For more information, contact Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Janet Pollitt at (516) 992-3000, ext. 3002.
Date Added: 2/7/2023