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The New Paltz Central College District (NPCSD) will be offering a tuition-free devoted Common Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-Ok) program at Duzine Fundamental College, positioned at 31 Sundown Ridge. To use for the 2022-2023 college yr, youngsters should live within the District and be no less than 4 years previous on or prior to December 1, 2022. There are best 16 seats to be had this yr, which can be awarded thru a blind lottery drawing hung on August 8.

This system starts on Tuesday, September 6, and can apply the NPCSD college calendar. Transportation can be supplied, and faculty foods can be to be had to buy. Eligible households might obtain loose foods in the course of the Federal meal program. The category can be held Monday thru Friday from 9:25 a.m. to three:25 p.m. when college is in consultation.

Pre-Ok trainer Rebecca Burdett mentioned the Duzine body of workers has been busy getting ready a play-based, developmentally suitable program that meets the desires of the District’s youngest beginners.  “We’ve got created a heat and attractive atmosphere and are running to align our interdisciplinary preschool curriculum with the present Kindergarten thru Grade 12 curriculum,” she mentioned.

Burdett defined that despite the fact that this system is composed of only one Common Pre-Ok elegance this yr, the District hopes to serve further scholars subsequent yr thru preschools, daycare facilities and different community-based organizations and is making plans on providing skilled building and enhance to these facilities desirous about webhosting this system. “The purpose of New York State’s Common Pre-Ok initiative is to offer high quality preschool for all four-year-olds throughout the state. “We’re very excited to be taking step one towards that purpose this yr,” she added.

Paperwork required for registration come with evidence of District residency, kid’s delivery certificates, father or mother/parent picture identity, evidence of custody (if acceptable), and legitimate immunization and bodily examination information. This knowledge will best be used for varsity district registration functions.

Data periods can be held at Duzine Fundamental College on Wednesday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to midday. A translator can be supplied upon advance request, in addition to further enhance for finishing the applying. Screenings for registered pre-kindergarten scholars can be performed on August 15, 16, or 17 from 9 a.m. to midday.

To use, whole the virtual software discovered at the District website online at https://www.newpaltz.k12.new york.us/Web page/1354 by way of August 5. For someone not able to finish the applying digitally, a paper replica in English or Spanish will also be picked up in the primary place of business of Duzine Fundamental College. For questions or additional info, touch Llajaira Dessereau at ldessereau@newpaltz.k12.new york.us or name her at 845-256-4033.