Suffern Central offers pre-kindergarten to all eligible four-year-olds through New York State's Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. This includes full-day (5 hours) and half-day (2.5 hours) programs. Students may attend pre-kindergarten in district schools or at approved community-based organizations. Eligible students must reside in Suffern Central and must turn four by December 1, 2023.
The Universal Pre Kindergarten Registration Process
To enroll your child for the 2023-24 school year, please follow the steps below.
Registration Form - due March 10
Explore UPK Sites
Family Meeting - March 2023
Placements - May 2023
Suffern Central Pre-Kindergarten - Where Mounties Imagine, Discover, and Grow
For the 2023-24 school year, Suffern Central will be offering two full-day Pre-K options and two 1/2-day Pre-K classes. They will be held at Cherry Lane and Viola Elementary Schools. Children must be four by December 1, 2023, to participate in this program.
Pre-K Early Learning Program
Suffern Central School District’s Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Program benefits:
- Prepares children with the readiness to be successful while fostering a love of learning
- Emphasis on social and emotional development, academics, physical development, and learning through play
- A loving and supportive environment where children feel safe, engaged, successful, and supported
- Multi-sensory teaching strategies, hands-on learning through exploration, and interactive read-alouds