Pre-Kindergarten in BCSD
2024 - 2025 Pre-K Information:
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.
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 by the end of December 2023. The lottery will take place on February 8, 2024. More information will be posted shortly to our BCSD website.
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. BCSD Pre-Kindergarten locations include:
Bedford Hills Elementary School = 18 spots
Mount Kisco Elementary School = 18 spots
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester = 6 spots
Country Childrens Center in Bedford Hills = 4 spots
The 2023-24 Pre-K lottery application process is NOW CLOSED. All applicants should have received their lottery number. For more information on the pre-K program, click here: 2023-24 BCSD Pre-K Information Sheet
Pre-K Parent Information Session (March 8, 2023): Pre-K Information Session Slides 3-8-2023
Pre-K Information Session March 8, 2023
Español - Pre-K Information Session March 8, 2023
2022 - 2023:
For the 2022-23 school year, Bedford Central School District was awarded a grant from NYSED in a competitive grant application process. The grant funding from NYSED will allow the District to fund a tuition-free Pre-Kindergarten program for 46 four-year-old students who reside within the BCSD boundaries. A lottery was conducted in the spring of 2022 to select the students for these 46 spots. The Pre-K Program will be housed at Bedford Hills Elementary School and Mount Kisco Elementary School, as well as within two Community-Based Organizations: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester and Country Childrens Center. This is a recurring grant.