Pre-k

Welcome to Prekindergarten at Saranac Central School!

  

Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 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 1st of the year of that they will attend the program 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, 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 and will be determined following the Pre-K screening process.

  

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 their child 4 years and one day old. 

  

Complete registrations with all supportive documents must be on file on or before March 72022 to be eligible to be included in the lottery selection process.  Registrations are not considered complete until all required copies are submitted and reviewed for accuracy. Registrations can be submitted via email to  Jllapoint@saranac.org or by contacting Lisa Ashline-Beaudet at Saranac Elementary School (565-5840), Brittany Bowen at Morrisonville Elementary School (565-5922) or Jackie LaPoint at (565-5687)    

 

Be sure that your child’s registration packet 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 jllapoint@saranac.org or call 518-565-5687. 

 

Important Program and Registration Information

Pre-K Registration Packet

Proof of Residency

Proof of residency within the Saranac Central School District will be required at the time of student registration. Please note that at least two forms of verification of district residency are needs (one from Group 1 and one from Group 2). School officials reserve the right to request additional documentation.

Proof of residency must include the name and address of a parent/guardian and must be dated within the last 30 days. Items must have the physical address. Items with only a P.O. Box are not valid proofs of residency.

Proof of Residency

If you do not have a formal lease, an Affidavit form the landlord/owner is needed. Click here for the Affidavit of Residence Landlord./Owner Statement. This form will need to be notarized and submit required utility bill per item #4 on this form. A document from Group 2 will also need to be provided by the parent or guardian of the child.

If you are sharing a residency, an Affidavit of Shared Residency is needed. Click here for the form. This form will need to be notarized and 2 proofs of residency from the lessee or owner will need to be provided. A document from Group 2 will also need to be provided by the parent or guardian of the child.

Policy Information

Acceptable Use Policy
Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

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