Universal Pre-Kindergarten Full Day Lottery
Information, Resources, & Procedures
The City School District of New Rochelle, in partnership with Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP) at 95 Lincoln Ave, is offering current New Rochelle residents free, full-day pre-kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. All current New Rochelle residents with children who were born in 2018 are eligible to apply for a seat in our Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, including children already seated in a half-day pre-kindergarten program. The full-day pre-kindergarten lottery begins July 7, 2022. Families will have until July 22, 2022, to enter the lottery.
Pre-kindergarten immerses students in a learning-focused community that nurtures individual growth and provides a strong foundation for lifelong education. Children in quality early childhood programs learn socialization skills through group activities, experience reading- and writing-readiness activities, are better prepared for school success, and are more likely to attain higher levels of education.
Pre-kindergarten requires attendance in person; a virtual option is not available. The pre-kindergarten calendar generally follows the City School District of New Rochelle calendar. The program at WestCOP runs Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 1:30PM. Families have the option of adding early drop off beginning at 7:30AM and an extended day from 1:30-3:30 for a cost. Please reach out to WestCOP for availability and cost.
How to Apply
A Pre-kindergarten Application form must be submitted for each applicant in your family. All information provided will be held in strict confidence.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please submit prior to July 22, 2022, 4:30 P.M. After this deadline, please email CSDNRPreK@nredlearn.org or call 914-576-4622 to be placed on a waitlist, which will be considered after all lottery entries are placed.
July 7, 2022: Pre-kindergarten lottery opens
July 22, 2022: Final day to enter pre-kindergarten lottery
August 1, 2022: Pre-kindergarten placements occur and notifications to families begin
August 8, 2022: Pre-kindergarten seat-acceptance deadline
Attend an Open House and Tour at WestCOP
To learn more about WestCOP and their full-day program, please attend a free open house on the following dates and times at 95 Lincoln Ave, New Rochelle, New York 10801:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Visit Our Website at www.nred.org/page/pre-kinderga...
For additional information, please contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at (914) 576-4622 or email CSDNRPreK@nredlearn.org or contact WestCOP at (914) 632-0180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.