Tuckahoe Preschool
2021-22 School Year


 Click Here for Tuckahoe UPK 21-22 Lottery Results
If your application was selected please contact Karen Barros at 914-337-6600 x 1262 or by email at

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 2021-22 school year, we are partnering with a Tuckahoe based early childhood agency, Cornerstone Children’s Center, to provide the program. The Pre-K program will be daily, every weekday, for five instructional hours each day. Hours will be from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Eligible children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2021. This is a free program for Tuckahoe residents who win the lottery.  Transportation is not provided

We received a total of 42 applications for the 39 available seats.  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.  Applications have been 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.  Eligible families will need to make an appointment to complete the registration process as soon as possible. The drawing was held on Friday, September 10th at 4:00 PM. (Please note, families who are not selected at the drawing will be put on a waiting list and will be notified if a seat becomes available.)

We are excited to offer this UPK program for the 2021-2022 school year, and look forward to working with our community partner to offer this valuable opportunity to eligible Tuckahoe families!


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