Roslyn to have Universal Pre-K for next school year

Roslyn to have Universal Pre-K for next school year

Roslyn Public Schools will have a fully funded Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2023-2024 school year after being provided a grant from the state Education Department. 

Universal Pre-Kindergarten, or UPK, gives families with preschool-aged children the opportunity to enroll their kids in a publicly funded care and education program.

The five-hour program will operate Monday to Friday at The Growing Tree Nursery School at 140 East Broadway. 

The program itself will come at no cost to Roslyn taxpayers, the district or the families and students enrolled. 

Entry into the program includes a lottery conducted by the nursery as New York State requires random selection. The final number of available spots will be determined by the nursery, according to a release from the district. 

Prospective families must both live in the district and have a child who turns 4 years old on or before Dec. 1 of this year. 

Online applications can be found on the district’s website

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