Pre-K

Welcome to Prekindergarten at Saranac Central School!

  

Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 Saranac Central School District Pre-K Early Childhood Program. Annual allocation of New York State grant funds will make this early education program available to children living in the Saranac Central School District. Children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2023 to be eligible for this program. Children who are age eligible to attend Kindergarten cannot be enrolled in our Pre-K Program. 

   

Together with our community-based partner, Adirondack Helping Hands, our school district offers free, full-day (7:20 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.), play-based Prekindergarten experiences to 70 children. If interest in our program exceeds this capacity a lottery process will be held to select students for participation. Our students are placed in one of our 5 inclusive classrooms, located at one of our 3 locations: Adirondack Helping Hands in Cadyville, Morrisonville Elementary School or Saranac Elementary School. Specific classroom placements are based upon programming needs, travel distances and other circumstances.

  

Free bus transportation is provided to all our program sites. However, children need to be 4 years old to ride our buses. Families of children who start the program at 3 years old will need to provide their own transportation until one day after their child's 4th birthday. 

 

If a lottery process is necessary. all complete registrations on file on or before January 13, 2024 will be eligible to be included in this process. Registrations are not considered complete until all required copies are submitted and reviewed for accuracy. 

 

Registration packets are available for download HERE (or click the link below) or by contacting Saranac Elementary School (518-565-5840), Morrisonville Elementary School (518-565-5922) or the Pre-K coordinator, Jackie LaPoint at (518-565-5687) or via email to [email protected].     

 

When submitting your child’s registration packet be sure it includes: 

    • Proof of Guardianship  a copy of Parent/Guardian Photo ID (ex. Driver’s license) 
    • Proof of Age – a copy of your child’s original birth certificate 
    • Copies of two (2) proofs of district residency (as required on page 2 of the registration packet) 
    • Child’s Immunization record/physical (These documents can be faxed or emailed.)
    • Custody paperwork (If applicable)
    • Completed PK Household Information form
    • Completed and signed AUP form
    • Completed and signed Pre-K Registration documents    

Any question regarding the program or the registration process should be sent to Jackie LaPoint, Program Coordinator at [email protected] or call 518-565-5687. 

 

Important Program and Registration Information

 

Pre-K Registration Packet

 

Additional Resources:

Developmental Milestones for Three and Four-Year-Old Children

Pre- Kindergarten Standards 2019

Pre K - 2 Standards at a Glance

NYS Parent Guide Website

NYS Education Department Resources for Families

NYS Early Learning Guidelines

Parents Guide to Understanding Pre-K Common Core

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - a free book giving program for children birth until school