Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Full Day Program

What Does The Curriculum Consist Of?

Pre-K places its focus on the healthy development of the whole child by providing a safe, happy, nurturing environment where children are intellectually, socially and physically stimulated while participating in fun activities. The curriculum is based on learning centers and a theme-based approach to learning. Each classroom is equipped with Listening, Block, Math Centers, Science Centers, Reading, Computer, Dramatic Play, Art Centers.

Who Can Participate?



Shepherd’s Gate offers a Private Pre-Kindergarten program for children who are at least

4 years old December 1st. Children must be fully toilet trained.

What will your child experience in the Pre-K Program?


Shepherd’s Gate provides an exciting classroom environment that will allow children to explore and discover, instilling a love for learning that will follow them throughout their educational lives. Our lessons and activities are developed and

implemented such to meet the varying needs of each child.

Other Areas Of Enrichment

Children will also participate in weekly activities including:


Music:                 Singing, Dance, Musical Instruments like Ukulele and Drums


Gym Class:         Physical Activities That Are Developed To Reinforce What Is                                            Learned In The Classroom Based On The Curriculum


Spanish Class:  Children Will Participate In Weekly Spanish Lessons


UPK Program Hours

•Full Day UPK: 9:45 am – 3:45 pm or 10:00 am-4:00 pm


Extended Hours Available


Registration Fee:  $75

Before School- $250 per month (7am-9:45 am)

After school- $300 per month (3:45 pm- 6pm)

Before & After School- $385 per month

1199, DSS, or other tuition assistance programs are accepted

How Do I Enroll?

An enrollment packet must be completed and returned along with the registration fee. Students with  completed packets will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis. All students must have a complete and current physical  including immunization records prior to starting the program. Please contact our office if you have any questions. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, from 10am - 5pm

Children Who Attend UPK Will Be:


  • Better prepared for kindergarten, especially in the areas of pre-reading, pre-math, and social skills;

  • More less likely to need special education services or be held back a grade

  • More likely to graduate from high school

  • Most likely to go to college.

To request more information:

Contact the Admissions Office

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:30pm



1725 Brentwood Rd.

Brentwood, NY 11717

On The Grounds of St. Joseph's

Building #2    

​Tel: 631-435-3215

​Fax: 631-435-0502    

​Email: Use the contact form to the right

You can also request more information with this form:

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