The Lynbrook School District has received funding for and will be offering a New York State grant-funded Universal Prekindergarten Program during the 2021-2022 school year. The program is open to children residing in the school district who turn 4-years-old on or before Dec. 1 of the current school year. Eligible students must be born between Dec. 2, 2016, and Dec. 1, 2017.
This state-funded program follows 180-day school calendar and runs five days a week from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning September 9, 2021. It provides educationally based, high-quality prekindergarten to 4-year-old children. Transportation will not be provided by the district.
The district submitted a request for proposals from experienced early childhood education providers, qualified community-based organizations, and childcare providers with demonstrated success in the area of operating full-day universal prekindergarten programs that can provide the nurturing educational experiences needed to prepare our youngest students for success in subsequent schooling. It is anticipated the Board of Education will approve the Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center at its August 11 Board meeting to provide the full-day UPK program.
Due to space limitations, the JCC can only provide 48 seats for the September 2021 program and the district will conduct a virtual lottery on Friday, August 13 at 11 a.m. Applications can be found on the district’s website at https://www.lynbrookschools.org/parentsstudents/universal_prekindergarten_2021-2022
. Completed applications must be hand delivered to the administration building, 111 Atlantic Avenue, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Deadline to apply for the lottery is Thursday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m.
For more information on the program and lottery and application process, please visit the district website at https://www.lynbrookschools.org/parentsstudents/universal_prekindergarten_2021-2022