Pre-Kindergarten Program

Bethpage Schools has received a grant from New York State to begin a Pre-Kindergarten (PK) program for students residing within the school district for the upcoming 2023-24 school year.  Due to limited spaces available, enrollment will be determined by a lottery drawing.  There is no cost to families

Children of district residents who turn four years of age on or before December 1, 2023 and are eligible to enter Kindergarten in September 2024 may participate in the lottery.  The program will be provided by Kiddie Academy, a New York State approved community based preschool, located at 45 Seaman Avenue, Bethpage.

The program will run five days a week from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and will follow the Bethpage School District calendar.  Children are expected to attend daily and transportation is not provided.

The deadline for the lottery entry form is Friday, March 17, 2023 by 4:00 PM.  The lottery drawing will take place on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 3:00 PM in the Bethpage High School Auditorium.  All who applied are welcome to attend. 

Parents will be notified through e-mail by Wednesday, March 22, 2023 if their child has been selected for the program or if he/she has been placed on the waitlist.  If selected, parents will need to complete the registration process by the deadline of Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 4:00 PM.  If the registration deadline is not met or the registration packet is incomplete, those students will be removed from the program and replaced with those on the waitlist.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mr. Michael Spence, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction via e-mail at or phone at 516-644-4005.