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Prekindergarten (PreK)


Heather Balsamo
(585) 216-0122

Prekindergarten 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 program is also available at STARS preschool. Locations are determined by the lottery and according to the child's home catchment for kindergarten.

The PreK program is five days a week, Monday - Friday, and follows the Webster CSD school calendar. When Webster K-5 students have off, PreK students do not have school. Open house for the 24-25 school year will be February 27th from 5:45-7:15pm at Expressive Beginnings, Kids First, STARS and Schroeder PreK.

2023-24 PreK

If you are interested in enrollment or have questions, please contact program administrator Heather Balsamo at (585) 216-0122.



2023-24 Lottery Application

2024-25 Webster CSD PreK is currently full.  Please add your name to the waitlist for an opening by clicking the application link below.

The lottery application for the 2024-25 school year will open February 14 and close March 14, 2024. The Webster CSD PreK lottery is not a first come, first serve opportunity; it is a lottery. 

2024-25 Lottery Application


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