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Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Program

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Suffern Central School District’s Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Program prepares children with the readiness skills to be successful throughout their school years and foster a love of learning. The program focuses on social and emotional development, academics, physical development, and learning through play. It provides a loving environment where children feel safe, engaged, successful, and supported. The Early Learning Program is a place where our children are excited to learn, play, and grow.
2020 – 2021 School Year Hours:

Half Day Pre-K: Viola Elementary School, 557 Route 202 Suffern, NY 10901

AM Session: 9:00 – 11:30 AM
PM Session: 12:15 – 2:45 PM
Full Day Pre-K: Cherry Lane Elementary School, 1 Heather Drive, Suffern, NY 10901
Session Times TBD 
*This program is for all Suffern Central residents turning 4-years-old by December 1, 2020.    Transportation is not provided.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2020 – 2021 Pre-K program,
please join us at one of our upcoming parent visitation sessions at Viola Elementary School:
Monday, February 10, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 1:30 PM
*Sessions are 30 minutes 

RSVP required. Contact the Office of Instruction at (845) 357-7783 or 

Suffern Central’s Pre-Kindergarten program features:
• Highly qualified, vested SCSD teachers with experience in early childhood education
• Classrooms that focus on social and emotional development, physical development, play, and academics
• A safe and nurturing environment where children feel successful and supportive
• Intentional teaching with thoughtful, purposeful centers
• Use of multi-sensory teaching strategies, hands-on learning through exploration, and interactive read-alouds.


The District partners with Child Care Resources of Rockland (CCRR) to offer Universal Pre-Kindergarten, a special preschool program established by the New York State Education Department and local school districts. Eligibility criteria and application information are available on the CCRR website. Attached please find the letters announcing dates of the upcoming Universal PreK and Statewide Full-day PreK Parent Information Sessions for the 2019 – 20 school year.   2020 – 2021 Universal Pre-K Application (English) 2020 – 2021 Universal Pre-K Application (Spanish)


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School Reopening Update - 8/7/20

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that schools across New York State will be allowed to reopen and must work with the SED and DOH as to how that will occur. He also announced a series of next steps for districts to take between now and August 21, including posting separately their remote learning, COVID testing and contract tracing plans, in addition to holding discussions with parents and staff.  With this new information, the Suffern Central School District will take a few days to align its state-mandated reopening plans with Governor Cuomo's directives. Please watch for updates on school day scheduling, instruction, transportation and other critical district operations in the coming days as well as dates for parent and staff discussions to be held.


El gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció hoy que las escuelas en todo el estado de Nueva York podrán reabrir y deben trabajar con el SED y el DOH en cuanto a cómo ocurrirá eso. También anunció una serie de próximos pasos para que los distritos tomen entre ahora y el 21 de agosto, incluyendo publicar por separado su aprendizaje remoto, pruebas COVID y planes de seguimiento de contratos, además de mantener conversaciones con los padres y el personal. Con esta nueva información, el Distrito Escolar Central de Suffern tardará unos días en alinear sus planes de reapertura obligatorios por el estado con las directivas del gobernador Cuomo. Esté atento a las actualizaciones sobre la programación del día escolar, la instrucción, el transporte y otras operaciones críticas del distrito en los próximos días, así como las fechas para las discusiones de padres y personal que se llevarán a cabo.