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OU BOCES Career and Technical Education Announces Openings for Little Dreamers Preschool Program

Pre-school students creating handprint paintings with student teacher
  • Career & Technical Education

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) is accepting applications for Little Dreamers Preschool Program. Little Dreamers provides a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children. Its focus is to offer a stimulating early care and educational experience which promotes each child's social/emotional, physical, and cognitive development. The goal is to support children's desire to be life-long learners. CTE’s unique pre-school, a component of the Education Careers Academy, provides important training experiences for high school students pursuing teaching careers.

Under the direct supervision of fully-certified teachers, high school students work with preschoolers to learn about child development as well as planning, implementing, and evaluating pre-school curricula. Children enrolled in this exceptional program are immersed in a wide number of experiences including art, science, math, social studies, sensory, kindergarten readiness, cooking, physical education and music on a regular basis.

All Orange-Ulster County residents may apply for the preschool program. Applications must be postmarked by April 17, 2023. Orange-Ulster BOCES will select preschool participants for both 3 and 4-year-old programs by lottery. Applicants who accept enrollment after lottery results are announced must only submit a one-time, non-refundable $50.00 tuition fee at the time of acceptance. There is no further tuition throughout the year.

We ask that your child is toilet-trained by the time the preschool program starts in late September 2023.

Choose from one of the following sessions:
AM - 8:15-10:15
PM - 12:45-2:45

3 year olds - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
4 year olds - Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Your child must meet the age requirement by December 31, 2023.

Access the application for the Little Dreamers

For further assistance, please email Mrs. Jennifer Mannina.