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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

The Garrison Union Free School District is delighted to provide a universal pre-kindergarten program for children residing within the Garrison School District who will be turning 4 years old by December 1st. Online registration will be open from February 15th to March 30th. It is important to note that pre-kindergarten is not mandated by NYSED, and its continuation each school year depends on the approval of the District's budget in May. For further details about the program, please refer to the FAQ section below. Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact Principal Allison Emig at

Yes. Funding for 18 students is made possible through New York State’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Funding program.

The program will be 6 hours per day, 5 days a week. The hours of operation will be from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM each day.

There will be no before or after school program available for pre-kindergarten students.

The program follows the Garrison Union Free School District calendar.

Yes. This program will be run by the Garrison Union Free School District and funded by New York State through the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Funding program.

The Garrison Union Free School district will assign a NYS Certified Pre-K teacher and a full-time aid to run the program.

Only children residing within the Garrison School District who turn 4 years of age by December 1 will be eligible for the program.

If there are over 18 students who have submitted a completed online registration by March 30th, a lottery system will go into effect to randomly select from the registrations on file. Therefore, until this deadline has passed with room for all registrants, a completed registration does NOT guarantee a placement in the Pre-K program. If space is still available in the program after the March 30th deadline, any additional qualifying online registrations will be admitted on a first-come / first-served basis until we reach the 18-student cap.

Parents will be contacted by the Principal's Office regarding the status of their application the first week of April

In the elementary school wing of The Garrison School.

The Pre-K curriculum will be aligned with NYSED's Pre-Kindergarten Learning Standards.

No. Transportation will not be provided for this program.

No. Parents will be responsible for providing snacks and lunch for their children.

Yes. All children should be toilet trained to attend Pre-K.