Pre-Kindergarten Programs

What is Pre-Kindergarten?
Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) is an early childhood education program that is designed to effectively prepare preschool age children for kindergarten. High- quality early childhood education, including prekindergarten, helps to ensure that children have a better chance of succeeding in school, work, and life.

Through the Syracuse City School District and Universal Pre-K community-based partners, children are provided with a full or half day program that is rich in language and literacy; teaches pro-social skills; encourages parental involvement; is developmentally appropriate; and, is aligned with the New York State Pre-Kindergarten Foundations for the Common Core.

Who is eligible for Pre-Kindergarten?
Under the New York State Universal Pre-kindergarten guidelines, the Syracuse City School District is privileged to offer prekindergarten programming to residents of the City of Syracuse. 4 year old children born between 12/2/10 and 12/1/11 are eligible to apply for Pre-K. 3 year old children, born between 12/2/11 and 12/1/12 are also eligible to apply (half day programming only). Three year old students are placed once all four year old seats are filled.

Is Pre-Kindergarten mandatory?
No. Enrolling in Pre-K is optional.

What happens if I withdraw my child from the Pre-K program and want to reenroll?

If you withdraw your child or decide not to send him/her for an extended period of time, you will be required to reenroll your child in the program. Please note that if your child is withdrawn and reenrolled, the district cannot guarantee that he/she will be reassigned to the same school. Placement will be based on space availability.

Is there a cost associated with Pre-Kindergarten?
No. Pre-K is a free program.

Is transportation provided for Pre-Kindergarten students?
Pre-K students are not eligible to ride district school buses. Therefore, families are responsible for transporting their children to and from the prekindergarten program.

How do I register my child for Pre-Kindergarten?
You can register your child online by clicking here or visiting www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com and clicking on the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment bar at the top of the page. You can also visit or contact the Student Registration Center at 435-4545 or Pre-Kindergarten Office at 435-4276 to schedule an appointment to register your child.

In order to register a child for a Pre K site, you must first register your child in their SCSD Home School, then you will be the opportunity to request up to two additional Universal PreK sites.

What school or program will my child attend?
We will begin by assigning your child to his/her home school. This school is designated based on your current home address. During the registration process, you will be given the opportunity to indicate your second and third choice, including community-based partner sites. These options will be granted based on space availability, sibling preference (brother or sister attending the school) and quadrant preference (a school located within your quadrant but is not your home school).

How will I know where my child will attend school next year?

If you provide your email through the online process, you will receive an email confirming your child's placement. For those families completing an application through our Universal Pre-K community-based agency partners, the Pre-K Office will send you a letter confirming your child's placement for the 2015-16 school year.


Syracuse City School District Universal Pre K Sites

Click on a school below to learn more: 

Bellevue Elementary
School Address:

530 Stolp Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13207

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5129

Program: Full Day; 8:30 - 4:00

Delaware Academy
School Address:

900 South Geddes Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 435-4614

Program Hours: Half Day; 8:00 - 10:45; 11:15 - 2:00
Full Day; 8:00 - 2:00

Edward Smith @ Sumner
School Address:

211 Bassett Street

Syracuse, NY 13210

Contact Number: 435-4634


Program Hours: Full Day; 9:00- 3:00

Franklin Magnet
School Address:

428 S. Alvord Street

Syracuse, NY 13208

Contact Number: 435-6000 ext. 5215


Program Hours: Full Day; 8:30 - 4:10

Frazer Magnet
School Address:

741 Park Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 435-4599 


Program Hours: Full Day; 8:00 - 3:00

Hughes Magnet
School Address:

345 Jamesville Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13210

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5424

Program Hours: Full Day; 9:00 - 3:00

Huntington School
School Address:

400 Sunnycrest Road

Syracuse, NY 13206

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5161


Program Hours: Full Day; 9:00 - 3:00

HW Smith Pre-K-8 
School Address:

1130 Salt Springs Road

Syracuse, NY 13224

Contact Number: 435-2330

Program Hours: Half Day; 7:45 - 11:10 and 12:00 - 3:25

Dr. King Elementary
School Address:

416 East Raynor Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact Number: 435-6000 ext. 2952

Program Hours: Half Day; 8:30 - 12:00 and 12:40 - 4:10
Full Day; 8:30 - 4:10

LeMoyne Elementary
School Address:

1528 Lemoyne Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13208

Contact Number: 435-4643 or 435-6263

Program Hours: Half Day; 9:00 - 11:45 or 12:15 - 3:00
Full Day; 9:00-3:00

McKinley Brighton Magnet
School Address:

141 W. Newell St.

Syracuse, NY 13205

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5303 or 435-6000 Ext. 5301

Program Hours: Half Day; 8:00 - 10:45 or 11:15 - 2:00
Full Day; 8:00 - 2:00

Meachem Elementary
School Address:

171 Spaulding Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13205

Contact Number: 435-6363

Program Hours: Full Day; 9:00 - 3:00

Porter Elementary
School Address:

512 Emerson Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5997

Program Hours: Full Day; 8:30 - 4:00

Roberts Pre-K-8
School Address:

715 Glenwood Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13207

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5426

Program Hours: Full Day; 9:00 - 3:00

Salem Hyde School
School Address:

450 Durston Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13203

Contact Number: 435-4242

Program Hours: Half Day; 9:00 - 11:45 or 12:15 - 3:00

Seymour Magnet
School Address:

108 Shonnard Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 435-4885

Program Hours: Full Day; 8:30 - 4:00

Van Duyn Elementary
School Address:

401 Loomis Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13207

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5404

Program Hours: Full Day; 8:30 - 4:00

Webster Elementary
School Address:

500 Wadsworth Street

Syracuse, NY 13208

Contact Number: 435-5825 or 435-6412

Program Hours: Half Day; 9:00 - 11:45 or 12:15 - 3:00
Full Day; 9:00 - 3:00

Dr. Weeks Elementary
School Address:

710 Hawley Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13203

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5439

Program Hours: Full Day; 8:30 - 4:10


Universal Pre-K Agency Sites

 

Click on a school below to learn more:

Atonement Day Care Center
School Address:

166 W. Glen Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13205

Contact Number: 492-7407


Program Hours: Half Day: 8:30-11:00; 11:30-2:00

Catholic Charities, Hawley Youth Center
School Address:

716 Hawley Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13203

Contact Number: 472-6343 Ext. 224

Program Hours:
Half Day; 8:00-10:30; 11:30-2:00

Catholic Charities, Academy at Pompeii
School Address:

923 North McBride Street

Syracuse, NY 13208

Contact Number: 472-6343 Ext. 224

Program Hours: Full Day; 8:15-2:15

Elmcrest Early Education Center (Small Wonders)
School Address:

960 Salt Springs Road

Syracuse, NY 13224

Contact Number: 446-3220


Program Hours: Full Day; 8:00-1:00

Catholic Charities, Park Street
School Address:

501 Park Street

Syracuse, NY 13203

Contact Number: 472-6343 Ext. 224

Program Hours: Half Day; 8:45-11:15; 12:00-2:30

Catholic Charities, Grant Middle School
School Address:

2400 Grant Blvd.

Syracuse, NY 13208

Contact Number: 472-6343 Ext. 224


Program Hours: Full Day; 9:00-3:00

Erwin Nursery School
School Address:

920 Euclid Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13210

Contact Number: 472-5580

Program Hours: Half Day; 9:00-11:30; 12:00-2:30

Huntington Family Center
School Address:

405 Gifford Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 476-3157


Program Hours: Half Day; 9:00-11:30; 12:30-3:00

Jowonio School
School Address:

3049 E. Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13224

Contact Number: 445-4010

Program Hours: Full Day; 8:45-1:00

Learn As You Grow
School Address:

158 Highland Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13203

Contact Number: 474-5627


Program Hours: Half Day; 9:00-11:30; 12:00-2:30

Manos
School Address:

108 Shonnard Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 435-6000 Ext. 5632; 9:00 - 11:30; 8:00-2:00

Program Hours: Half Day or Full Day

P.E.A.C.E. Inc. Head Start Merrick School
School Address:

175 Hudson Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 470-3349

Program Hours: Half Day or Full Day;
Monday - Thursday: 8:00-3:00
Friday: 8:00-12:00

P.E.A.C.E. Inc. Head Start St. Brigid's
School Address:

810 Willis Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 488-0987

Program Hours: Half Day or Full Day
Monday - Thursday: 7:45-3:45

Friday: 8:00-12:00

P.E.A.C.E. Inc. Head Start St. Daniel's
School Address:

3020 Court Street - Suite 100

Syracuse, NY 13206

Contact Number: 451-9377 Ext. 301

Program Hours: Half Day
Monday - Thursday: 8:00-11:00; 11:45-2:45

Friday: 8:00-11:45

P.E.A.C.E. Inc. Head Start Sumner
School Address:

215 Bassett St.

Syracuse, NY 13210

Contact Number: 470-3346


Program Hours: Half Day or Full Day
Monday - Thursday: 8:00-3:00

Friday: 8:00-12:00

Parkside Children's Center - Arc of Onondaga
School Address:

301 Valley Drive

Syracuse, NY 13207

Contact Number:
468-1632 Ext. 2001 (HW Smith)
435-6000 Ext. 2951 (Dr. King)

Program Hours: Full Day
H. W. Smith; 8:30 - 2:30
Dr. King; 8:30 - 2:30

Salvation Army, Cab Horse Commons Child Care
School Address:

677 South Salina Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact Number: 479-1193

Program Hours: Half Day; 8:30-11:00 or 12:15-2:45

Vincent House
School Address:

514 Seymour Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

Contact Number: 472-6343 Ext. 224

Program Hours: Half Day; 9:15-11:45 or 12:30-3:00