Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Center Moriches Schools is pleased to have obtained a grant from the New York State Department of Education to run a Universal Pre-kindergarten program for a limited number of Center Moriches children who will turn 4 on or before December 1st of each school year.  This grant is awarded annually and allows our district to pick a local educational partner to help prepare our youngsters for success in Kindergarten and beyond.  As the number of children that can be served by this grant is limited, each year the district holds a lottery to enroll the children.  In late December or early January, the district mails applications to all households within the Center Moriches.  Each interested family must apply and supply residency documentation prior to the deadline stated on the district calendar.  All families who provide the appropriate documentation participate in the lottery to distribute the spots in next year's class.  Families do not need to be present to participate in the lottery.  The lottery is typically held in February as documented on the district calendar.  Upon securing funding from the grant again, the district proceeds to enroll our students in number order as picked in the lottery.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our UPK program, please feel free to contact Mrs. Leslie Murray, Registrar, at 631-878-0052.