The Liverpool Central School District offers a Pre-K Program for four-year-olds.
To be eligible for the 2022-2023 school year, a child must:
- Have a birthdate between December 2, 2017 and December 1, 2018
- Reside in the Liverpool Central School District
Instruction is consistent with New York State Prekindergarten learning standards which focus on a child’s social/emotional, cognitive and physical development.
The Pre-K Program is not housed in our school buildings. Instead, Liverpool partners with local Community-Based Organizations for its Pre-K program.
Transportation to and from the program is the responsibility of parents/guardians, and students must attend the program five days a week to maintain their seat.
Those interested in having their child attend the Pre-K Program for the 2022-2023 school year must complete the steps listed below.
- First complete the Pre-K Interest Form found HERE.
- Then complete the Online Registration piece HERE.
- Finally, submit your documents to the Registrar electronically HERE or call our Registrar’s office at 315-622-7193 to set up an appointment to bring in the documents needed to complete your child’s registration. Your registration is not complete until the Registrar has all your documents*
* PLEASE NOTE: your child's latest physical is also required to complete the Pre-K registration process.
Those children who have completed the interest form and completed the registration process by March 31 will be part of the initial selection process as there are a limited number of seats in the Pre-K program.
If at any point after the selection process there are more students registered than seats available, students will be placed on the waiting list in the order that their registration was completed. At this time there are 46 students on our waiting list.
Mid to Late April: Families who were part of the initial selection process will be notified whether their child has been accepted to the program or where their child is on the waiting list.
Late May: Families of students who have a seat in the program will be notified of their Pre-K site and the hours of the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Pre-K sites/times for the 2021-22 school year are listed below. It is possible that the sites may change for the 2022-23 school year or that times at a site may change slightly.
- County North Children’s Center: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Peace Inc./Head Start: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Northminster Early Childhood Center: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Shining Stars Daycare: Half day (AM): 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.; Half day (PM): 12 to 2:30 p.m. OR Full day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- True North Center for Children: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Children are placed at sites by the district. In general, we try to place students at a site with other students who live in the same quadrant as those children they will be going to kindergarten with the following year. We do our best to place students at a site that is within a 15-minute drive for families based on Google Maps.
Children whose families have completed the Pre-K Interest Form and completed the entire registration process with the Registrar’s Office by March 31 will be part of the initial lottery selection process. These families will receive either a letter or email by the end of April to let them know whether their child has been accepted to the program or where their child is on the waiting list. Anyone who completes the Interest Form and Registration after March 31 will receive their letters/emails on a rolling basis.
Families who have been accepted into the program should receive either a letter or email by the end of May notifying them of their child’s assigned site, whether their child has been placed in a full-day or half-day program, and the hours of the program.
Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to get their preference due to the number of full-day and half-day seats we have of each type.
Please call the Elementary Education Office at 315-622-7177 to let us know that you cannot accept the placement you were given so that we might give the spot to a family on our waiting list who can use it. You can also request at that time to be put on a waiting list for the type of spot that would work for your family.
No, we must adhere to the date range given to us by NY State.