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Pre-Kindergarten Screening and Registration

A group of pre-K students are sitting on a rug in a circle while their teacher sits in a rocking chair reading to them. Some students have their hands up in the air.Pre-Kindergarten at Pine Bush

The pre-Kindergarten experience engages children in activities that promote intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth through books, puzzles, art materials, dramatic play props, and math and science manipulatives. 

New York State certified teachers and teaching assistants provide carefully planned instruction with lots of opportunities for children to make friends, be considerate of others, experience new things and, by the end of the school year, be prepared for kindergarten.


To participate in the pre-Kindergarten program, children must be residents of the Pine Bush Central School District, and must be 4 years old by Dec. 1 of the year they would begin pre-Kindergarten.  

Pre-Kindergarten applications are typically mailed to parents in early April, and are due at the end of May. 

Selection for enrollment in pre-Kindergarten is made through a lottery process in early June, based on the number of students the program can accommodate. 

For more information about pre-Kindergarten enrollment, contact Joanne O’Brien at or call 845-744-2031 ext. 5700. 

Is your child ready for school?

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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