Update On Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)
Dear Tuckahoe School Community,
I want to update you on our previous communication regarding Universal Pre-K. The Tuckahoe School District is continuing to work on a plan to offer a Universal Pre-K (UPK) for the 2021-2022 school year. Should we get the program, it will be for children that will be 4 years of age by December 1st, 2021. Parents of Tuckahoe resident students in this age group will be eligible to apply for a lottery seat for Universal Pre-K if this comes to fruition. Seats will be selected through a random lottery.
The Cornerstone Children's Center, which is opening in the Village of Tuckahoe, located at 65 Main Street in Tuckahoe, has agreed to be our community partner (where the program will be housed). They are currently awaiting approval of their license from NYS with an anticipated opening date of September 07, 2021.
I share this information with the community for transparency purposes, as I am relatively confident this will happen. When we know we are moving forward, most likely by the end of the month, we will share detailed information about the program and the lottery process. We will get the information to all families through our website, mail, email, and community forums. We are thankful to the Cornerstone Children’s Center for their partnership. Information will be forthcoming as we learn more.
Dr. Amy Goodman
Superintendent of Schools