Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program 2022-23

  • Through a New York State grant, the North Merrick School District is offering a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2022-23 school year. The program is administered by the district and provided by community preschools. 

    North Merrick is accepting applications for a lottery drawing due to limited available spaces. Children who will be 4 years old by December 1, 2022, and eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2023, may participate in the lottery. 

    It is anticipated that the UPK program will be a full-day program held five days a week, which will follow the North Merrick school calendar. Children are expected to attend every day. Parents cannot choose a school location, and transportation is not provided.