2024-2025 Universal Pre-Kindergarten

  • Who is Eligible?

    • Any child who resides in the Patchogue-Medford School District and who is four years old on or before December 1, 2024.
    • Students are eligible for UPK the year before they are eligible to enter kindergarten. If a student is eligible to enroll in kindergarten, they are not eligible for UPK. 
    • Child must attend all five days for the entire school year.

    Program Lottery

    • UPK Lottery Form
    • Submit by April 26, 2024
    • Lottery will be held on May 1, 2024
    • You will be notified by letter and email f your child has a spot in the Patchogue-Medford UPK Program
    • Registration will contact families to schedule an appointment.

    Will My Child be Enrolled in the Program upon Receipt of my UPK Lottery Form? 

    • No. Since the program is grant funded there is a limited number of children that can be served. All applications received between March 26, 2024 through April 26, 2024 will be included in the lottery and selected randomly.

    When and Where Can I Obtain an Application for Registration?

    • Central Registration is located at Saxton Middle School in the Pupil Personnel Service Office located at, 121 Saxton Street, Patchogue, NY. The entrance and parking for this office is located behind Saxton Middle School.

    District Requirements for Registration:

    • Birth certificate
    • Physician’s verified proof of immunization
    • Proof of residence
    • Proof of lead poisoning testing (if available)

    Families must have all documents at the time of registration. Applications will not be accepted if documents are missing.

    Can I Select the Building and Session My Child Will Attend?

    No. Pre-K will take place at various elementary schools based on building space availability.

    Transportation Is Not Provided for This Program

    For further information about registering, contact the Central Registration Office at (631) 687-6430.

  • Acceptable Forms for Proof of Residency

    Please provide one item from the primary and two items from the secondary columns. 


    PRIMARY (1)


    Please provide one item below:

    Please provide two items below:

    If you reside in your own home:

    Utility Bill (Last 30 days)

    • Deed of Ownership of Premises

    Cable/Satellite Statement (last 30 days)

    • House Insurance Statement

    Fuel Delivery Statement (last 30 days)

    • Mortgage Statement

    Bank Statement or Pay Stub (last 30 days)

    • Suffolk County/Town of Brookhaven Tax Statement

    Department of Social Services Documentation

    If you are renting or leasing:

    Cell Phone Bill (last 30 days)

    • Lease or Rental Agreement (MUST BE SIGNED)

    Voter Registration Card

    • Notarized Residency Affidavit Form

    Change of Address Confirmation Notice from USPS