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Heather Balsamo

Pre-kindergarten is a New York State funded program specifically designed for 4-year-olds not eligible for kindergarten. Each year Webster CSD invites eligible children who reside in the district to apply. The district is pleased to be able to offer our community full-day (five hours) and half-day (2.5 hours) options. Transportation is not part of this state-funded program.

The play-based program engages students in social and emotional skills with a heavy emphasis on communication. The full-day program is housed in all seven of the district’s elementary schools and in our high schools - Webster Schroeder and Webster Thomas - plus child care partners. Half-day programs are also available depending on community needs where space is available. Locations are determined by the lottery and according to the child's home catchment for kindergarten.

The Pre-K program is five days a week, Monday - Friday, and follows the Webster CSD school calendar. When Webster K-5 students have off, Pre-K students do not have school.

2023-24 Lottery Application

There are still a few openings in the half-day (2.5 hours) program available at STARS Preschool. Interested persons please fill out the 2023-24 Lottery Application found at the link below. The full-day program for the 2023-24 school year is closed. Please complete the application via the link below to be added to our wait list.

2023-24 Lottery Application

2024-25 Lottery Application

The lottery application for the 2024-25 school year will be released later this school year. Please check back.

2024-25 Lottery Application


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