January 19, 2023 – Time to start thinking about registering your child(ren) for prekindergarten at DCS! Children who reside in the district and will be four years old on or before December 1, 2023 are eligible to attend pre-K for the 2023-2024 school year.
FIRST STEP …. Interested families should contact DCS registrar Joanne Boyd at (518) 895-2580 or email@example.com to put their student’s name on the pre-K list.
Applications will be sent out to families on the pre-K list by Monday, April 3.
Read below for more information about the pre-K program at DCS. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact DES principal Andrea Conover or district registrar Joanne Boyd at (518) 895-2580 or by email:
Pre-Kindergarten in Duanesburg
Duanesburg offers a full day pre-kindergarten program (8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at Duanesburg Elementary School. There is no charge to families and school bus transportation is provided. While at pre-K, students also participate in art, music and physical education classes.
Who is eligible to attend pre-K for 2023-24 school year?
Children who reside in the Duanesburg School District and will be four years old on or before December 1, 2023 are eligible to attend pre-kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year.
To enroll or for more information about pre-K
At this time, we are able to offer eighteen slots at Duanesburg Elementary School and eight slots at Whispering Pines Preschool for a full day program.
To enroll your child in Duanesburg’s pre-K program, please first contact student registrar Joanne Boyd at (518) 895-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list. In April, we will directly notify people on that list with information on how to fill out a registration packet for their child(ren).
In the event that the district has more interest than it has available UPK slots, a random lottery will be used to determine selection. All students not selected would automatically be added to a wait-list and called in order of their selection if a slot becomes available.
Questions may be directed to Andrea Conover, Duanesburg Elementary School Principal, email@example.com or (518) 895-2580.
Helpful resources for parents & families
Parent Network of Western New York offers a website with many resources for parents, guardians and families with young children. It is a not-for-profit agency that provides support and education on disabilities, special education and services, and it is designated as a Technical Assistance Center by the New York State Education Department.
New York State Education Department
The New York State Education Department offers a wealth of resources for families: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/earlylearning/parentresources/.