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Universal Prekindergarten 2023-2024

UPK Lottery Live Stream

Lynbrook Public Schools will hold its UPK lottery at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 17. Families who have applied for inclusion in the lottery are invited to view the live streamed drawing at: (Click Here)


Registration for Lynbrook School District UPK Program Lottery

The Lynbrook Union Free School District has received funding to offer approximately 156 eligible students full-day prekindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year based on information contained in the proposed Executive Budget. The number of eligible students is contingent upon passage of the official New York State budget and the corresponding per pupil allocations.

The universal prekindergarten program is open to children residing in the school district who turn 4-years-old on or before December 1, 2023. Eligible students must be born between December 2, 2018, and December 1, 2019.

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 7, 2023. It provides educationally based, high-quality prekindergarten to 4-year-old children. Transportation will not be provided by the district.

The Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Tiny Tykes Early Learning Center will be operating the UPK programs for Lynbrook. Both sites will offer a full-day universal prekindergarten program that can provide the nurturing educational experiences needed to prepare our youngest students for success in subsequent schooling. The JCC will operate the program at the Early Childhood Center located at 1 Saperstein Plaza in Lynbrook, New York. Tiny Tykes will operate the program at 49 Blake Avenue, Lynbrook, New York.

The district will conduct a virtual lottery on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 10 a.m. Applications can be found on the district’s website at www.lynbrookschools.org > Parents/Students > Universal Prekindergarten. 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 3:30 p.m. Deadline to apply for the lottery is Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.