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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program

The Wantagh School District has received a grant from the Federal government and New York State to operate a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for students residing within the school district for the upcoming 2024-25 school year. The program will continue to be offered as long as grant funds are available.

This program is being offered through a partnership with SCOPE Education Services in each district elementary school. It is a full day, five-hour program that will be available to all students that turn four years of age prior to December 1, 2024. Eligible students may only have birthdates that fall between December 1, 2019 and November 30, 2020. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Universal Pre-Kindergarten


Universal Pre-Kindergarten Presentation/Program Information

Lottery Information

If you are interested in having your child be considered for this free program, you must register for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten lottery by January 17, 2024.

  • Please access the registration link below under “Lottery Registration”
  • If you have more than one eligible child, you MUST submit a separate registration for each child. 
  • Please note that upon submission of the Universal Pre-K Lottery Registration Form you will receive an email copy of your response. This is your proof that your registration was successful.  
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email, you are not registered for the lottery. Please submit a new registration. 


January 17, 2024 – Deadline to register for UPK lottery

January 25, 2024  – Emails will be distributed with preassigned lottery number to each registrant. Emails may be sent prior to this date if available. However, if you do not receive an email with your preassigned lottery number, please contact the district. 

January 31, 2024 – Lottery drawing will be held. 

  • Lottery Results


    Results posted above are for planning purposes only. Actual placement in the UPK program is not official until confirmed via email by the District. 


    Families will be notified via email no later than February 7, 2024 if their child is selected and where they have been placed.

  • All UPK placements have been filled. The next spot, if and when one should become available, will be offered to:

    Lottery #162 (assigned # 64)

All lottery registration questions may be sent below to Mr. Anthony Cedrone, Assistant Superintendent for Business

All other questions about the program may be sent below to Mrs. Alison Hazut, Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.