Tuckahoe Preschool
2022-23 School Year


Tuckahoe Union Free School District is pleased to provide an opportunity for Tuckahoe families to enter a lottery for our Universal Pre-Kindergarten program (UPK). For the 2022-23 school year, we are partnering with a Tuckahoe based early childhood agency, Cornerstone Children’s Center, located at 65 Main Street, Tuckahoe, NY, 10707, to provide the program. The program will run five days per week from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and will follow the school district calendar.  Eligible children must be four years old by December 1, 2022. Transportation is not provided

Parents interested in having their child considered for UPK must complete the Universal Pre-K Application Forms (Application Forms  - English) (Application Forms - Spanish). Please submit only one application packet per child.  This application packet must be received no later than 2:30 PM on Friday, January 14, 2022.  Children who do not get a spot through the lottery system are put on a waiting list. 

Applications may be submitted in one of two ways:

  1. In-Person: Monday - Friday During the Hours of 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM at:

William E Cottle School - Main Security Entrance
2 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester, NY, 10709

  1. Via Email:

Selection for this program, which will be capped at 39 full day students based on state and federal funding, is done by a random lottery.  Random selection is required by NYS.  When an application is submitted, it will be assigned a number for the lottery. Once the first 39 applications have been selected, each subsequent application pulled is put on a waiting list, in order of their draw from the lottery.  We will notify families of their initial lottery status by January 26, 2022. 

The lottery for the 39 seats will take place both in-person and virtually on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM in the Tuckahoe MS/HS Library (snow date is January 24, 2022).  The lottery selection will be live-streamed, and the link will be available on the District website homepage. If a family declines the offer or does not register their child, the next student on the waiting list will be offered a place in the program.

We are excited to offer this UPK program for the 2022-2023 school year, and look forward to working with our community partner to offer this valuable opportunity to eligible Tuckahoe families!