Pre-Kindergarten 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.  

Selection for enrollment in pre-Kindergarten is made through a lottery process 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. 

Online Pre-K Application

If you are interested in applying for pre-Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please click here for the pre-K application

If you have any questions regarding the UPK program or the application process, please contact Joanne O’Brien at or call 845-744-2031 ext. 5700.

The deadline to submit your application to be considered in the lottery for the 2021-2022 school year is May 31. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Pine Bush Central School District will be providing a full-day pre-K program for the 2021-2022 school year. We will no longer be offering the half-day program. The pre-K students will follow the existing elementary school schedule, and transportation to and from school will be provided along with the other elementary students.

Any application submitted after May 31 will not be included in the lottery for pre-K, however it can be considered if space allows.


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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