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Welcome to the Hauppauge UPK Lottery information page.


  • All children who reside in the Hauppauge Union Free School District, who will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2024 are eligible to participate in the Hauppauge UPK Program.  If a child is five years of age on or before December 1, 2024, the child is not eligible to participate in the program


  • All UPK Lottery applications must be received by Friday, March 22, 2024.


  • The UPK Lottery will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024.  All Lottery participants will receive an email with details of the Lottery drawing.


  • To enter the Hauppauge UPK Lottery, please CLICK HERE.


If you have any questions regarding the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Gary Campanelli, Director of Guidance by email at  Or by phone at 631-761-8389.


Below are some of the most anticipated questions regarding the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program.


Is the UPK program under the supervision of the Hauppauge School District?

The Hauppauge School District has partnered with SCOPE to organize and lead our UPK



What is Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)?

UPK is a free preschool experience made possible through grants from the New York State

Education Department (NYSED). As long as the funding remains available and the District has

the human resources and classroom space available, the District can offer the program.


Is the UPK program free?

Yes. The grant pays for the cost of tuition for students. The family pays no fees. 


Does the program follow the district calendar?

As UPK students, children are considered new entrants to the Hauppauge School District and

must attend the program five days a week for the entire school year. The program will

follow the school district calendar.


Where will the program be located?

The program will be held in each of the three elementary schools with start and end times as


Forest Brook: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bretton Woods: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pines: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Is before and after care available?

Before and after care will be evaluated based on a minimum need. We will communicate directly with families to let them know shortly after the lottery/enrollment is complete.