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Pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) is a special program established by the New York State Education Department and the local school districts to provide a preschool experience for the children of eligible families. The program starts each year in September and we accept applications for children who will be four years old by December 1st of the current school year and live in the school district in which they are applying.

Pre-K is a preschool program with a qualified teacher and an assistant in every class. Children will attend the program Monday through Friday for 2½ hours each day. The participating districts are Clarkstown, East Ramapo*, Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, Suffern Central, South Orangetown and North Rockland.

If you would like to participate in this New York State Education Department funded program one of the requirements is that you have a NYS early childhood certified teacher on-site. To request an application, please contact Jenine Valentino at (877) 425-0009 x460 or email

Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. 
235 North Main Street, Suite 11 
Spring Valley, NY 10977
ATTN: Jenine Valentino

Fax to (845) 425-5312 ATTN: Jenine Valentino

You may call Jeanine for more information or for assistance with the Site Application process: (877) 425-0009 x460 or mail 

* For information regarding UPK for the East Ramapo Central School District, please contact Arnie Warmbrand at (845) 577-6158 or email