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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

The Garrison Union Free School District is proud to offer a universal pre-kindergarten program for the 2022-2023 school year. The program is open to children residing within the Garrison School District who turn 4 years of age by December 1, 2022. You will find additional information about the program and a link to complete the online application below. If you have any questions, please contact Principal Allison Emig at aemig@gufs.org.

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

The program will be 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. The hours of operation will be from 9:00 AM to 2:00 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, 2022 will be eligible for the program.

No. There will be 18 placements for the Pre-K program determined by selection in the lottery.

Parents of children selected for the program will be notified via email by June 10, 2022.

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.

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