Pre-K

Welcome to Prekindergarten at Saranac Central School!

Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 Saranac Central School District Pre-K Early Childhood Program.

Annual allocation of New York State grant funds will make this early education program available to children living in the Saranac Central School District. Children must be 4 years old or turning 4 years old by December 1st to be eligible to attend this program. Children who are age eligible to attend Kindergarten cannot be enrolled in our Pre-K Program.

Together with our community-based partner, Adirondack Helping Hands we can offer free, full-day, high-quality Prekindergarten experiences to 70 children. Our students will be placed in one of our 5 inclusive classrooms, located at one of our 3 locations: Adirondack Helping Hands in Cadyville, Morrisonville Elementary School or Saranac Elementary School. Specific classroom placements will be determined following the Pre-K screening process and will be based upon programming needs, travel distances and other circumstances.  If interest exceeds the program’s capacity a lottery process will be utilized to select students for participation in the program.

Free bus transportation is provided to all our program sites. However, children need to be 4 years old to ride our buses. Families of children who start the program at 3 years old will need to provide their own transportation until their child is 4 years and one day old.

To submit completed registrations, contact our program coordinator, Jackie LaPoint at 518-565-5687 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Complete registrations with all supportive documents must be on file on or before March 1, 2021 to be eligible to be included in the lottery selection process. Registrations are not considered complete until all required copies are submitted and reviewed for accuracy.

Be sure that your child’s registration packet includes:

• Proof of Guardianship – a copy of a Parent/Guardian Photo ID (ex. Driver’s license)
• Proof of Age – a copy of your child’s original birth certificate
• Copies of two (2) proofs of district residency (as required on page 2 of the registration packet)
• Child’s Immunization record/physical (These documents can be faxed or emailed.)
• Custody paperwork (If applicable)
• Completed PK Household Information form
• Completed and signed AUP form
• Completed and signed Pre-K Registration documents

Any question regarding the program or the registration process should be sent to Jackie LaPoint, Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-565-5687.

Important Program and Registration Information

Pre-K Registration Packet

 

Proof of Residency

Proof of residency within the Saranac Central School District will be required at the time of student registration.  Please note that at least two forms of verification of district residency are needs (one from Group 1 and one from Group 2).  School officials reserve the right to request additional documentation.

 

Proof of residency must include the name and address of a parent/guardian and must be dated within the last 30 days.  Items must have the physical address.  Items with only a P.O. Box are not valid proofs of residency.

proof of residency

If you do not have a formal lease, an Affidavit form the landlord/owner is needed.  Click here for the Affidavit of Residence Landlord./Owner Statement.  This form will need to be notarized.

 

If you are sharing a residency, an Affidavit of Shared Residency is needed.  Click here for the form.  This form will need to be notarized and 2 proofs of residency from the lessee or owner will need to be provided.

 

Policy Information

Acceptable Use Policy

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Additional Resources:

Developmental Milestones for Three and Four-Year-Old Children
Pre- Kindergarten Standards 2019
Pre K - 2 Standards at a Glance
NYS Parent Guide Website
Parent Resources
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - a free book giving program for children birth until school