• Pre-Kindergarten in BCSD

    2024 - 2025 Pre-K Information:

    The Pre-K Lottery is now closed.  All confirmed applicants should have received an email with your lottery number from prekregistration@bcsdny.org.  If you did not provide an email in your application, you should have received a text or phone call with this information.  We will now begin the process of calling families, beginning with lottery spot number #1 and working our way down the list, to have each family choose their pre-K location.  We will proceed until all slots are filled.  This process will take several weeks to complete.  Once all slots are filled, we will communicate with families who did not get a spot and let them know their number on the waitlist. Families on the waitlist will be contacted to fill spots as they become available.

    2024-2025 BCSD Pre-Kindergarten Program: The Bedford Central School District (BCSD) will be offering a full-day, tuition-free Pre-K program for eligible 4-year-old children for the 2024-25 school year, pending grant funding. This program is being funded through Pre-K grant funds awarded to BCSD by the New York State Education Department and is contingent upon budget approval and continued availability of NYS grant funding.

    Age and Residency Requirements: To apply, students must reside within the BCSD attendance area and must be 4-years-old on or before December 1, 2024. Students who are age-eligible for Kindergarten cannot apply for the Pre-K lottery as per NYSED regulations. One entry per eligible child is allowed. For twins/multiples, complete ONLY ONE application and include both/all names. 

    Locations and Total Number of Spots: There are a total of 46 slots for Pre-K students available in the BCSD lottery. 

    • Bedford Hills Elementary School: 18 slots
    • Mount Kisco Elementary School: 18 slots
    • Boys and Girls Club in Mount Kisco: 6 slots
    • Country Childrens Center in Bedford Hills: 4 slots

    Transportation: Transportation will NOT be provided.

    The Pre-Kindergarten lottery application process will occur between January 4-January 19, 2024. A link to the lottery application will be available on our District website beginning on January 4, 2024. The lottery will take place on February 8, 2024.  

    See the NYSED Office of Early Learning Summer 2023 Newsletter highlighting our Pre-K classrooms!
    NYSED UPK Classroom Spotlight: Bedford CSD!

    2023 - 2024 Pre-K Information: Bedford Central School District is currently implementing its second year of Pre-K programming in 4 locations for our current BCSD families who reside within the BCSD attendance area. 

    Pre-K Parent Information Session (March 8, 2023): Pre-K Information Session Slides 3-8-2023

Pre-K Information Session March 8, 2023

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