Universal Pre-Kindergarten

The Wantagh School District has received a grant from the Federal government and New York State to operate a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for students residing within the school district for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. The program will continue to be offered as long as grant funds are available.

This program is being offered through a partnership with SCOPE Education Services in each district elementary school. It is a full day, five-hour program that will be available to all students that turn four years of age prior to December 1, 2023. Eligible students may only have birthdates that fall between December 1, 2018 and November 30, 2019


If you are interested in having your child participate in this free program, please register for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten lottery by January 17, 2023. If you have more than one eligible child, you MUST submit a separate registration for each child. 

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Lottery Registration Form

Please note that upon submission of the Universal Pre-K Lottery Registration Form you will receive an email copy of your response. This is your proof that your registration was successful.  

If you do not receive a confirmation email, you are not registered for the lottery. Please submit a new registration. 

Email distribution of preassigned numbers will be sent by January 25, 2023 to each registrant. 

If you do not receive an email by January 25, 2023 with your preassigned lottery number, you may not be registered for the lottery. 


The lottery will be held on January 31, 2023, and families will be notified via email by February 7, 2023, if their child is selected.

Frequently Asked Questions About Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Presentation/Program Information


All lottery registration questions may be emailed to Anthony Cedrone, Assistant Superintendent for Business

All other questions about the program may be emailed to Mrs. Alison Hazut, Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.