Vestal Central School
District is pleased to continue its Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the
2019-20 school year, contingent upon the receipt of grant funding from New York
State. Applications are being accepted for eligible children who will turn four
years old by December 1, 2019. Eligible children must be Vestal Central School
District residents and two proofs of residency will be required; this half-day
pre-kindergarten program is free to eligible children, but please be aware that
transportation is not provided.
Letters with Vestal’s
Universal Pre-Kindergarten program application are being mailed to families
with eligible children as of the 2018 census by January 5, 2019. Applications
are also available on the district’s Universal Pre-K web page at www.vestal.stier.org/universalpre-k_home.aspx,
or you can request an application packet be mailed to you by calling
607-757-2291 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
for the 2019-20 Universal Pre-Kindergarten program are still being determined.
Applicants will be notified of site options. The number of seats available in
the program is determined by funding from New York State. In the event that the
number of applications exceeds the program openings, a lottery will be held in
New York State includes funding for UPK programs to “provide
children with a universal opportunity to access high quality pre-kindergarten programs that prepare them for future success by
developing strong foundational skills in literacy and numeracy.”
Please note, any child
living in temporary housing in the Vestal Central School District who will be
four years old by December 1, 2019, will be given a seat in this program.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the
Vestal Central School District at 607-757-2291, or email the UPK Coordinator at