The Jawonio Preschool

Early Education Program
Half Day and Full Day Preschool

Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Universal Pre-Kindergarten is funded by the New York State Education Department and provides a free preschool experience for children who will be 4 years old by December 1st of the school year in which they will attend. Children are enrolled in the program five days a week for 2 ½ hours a day, or 5 hours a day, depending upon the school district. Jawonio offers integrated UPK classes in the morning (9:00 – 11:30 am) and afternoon (1:00 – 3:30 pm) or full day (9:00 – 2:30 pm).  Applications for UPK are available at or (for East Ramapo residents) and accepts children from all Rockland County school districts. Applications are due by March 31st. Our Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is licensed by the NYS Department of Education and the Office of Child and Family Services and meets or exceeds all child care regulations.

Special Education Preschool

An outstanding special education program designed to meet the therapeutic, educational and social needs of children with special needs in both self-contained and inclusion classrooms. Our developmentally appropriate program provides education in pre-kindergarten skills for children between the ages of 3 and 5, as well as speech-language, physical, and occupational therapy, child and parent counseling and social work services. Each child is allowed to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually according to his/her individual abilities. Program enrichment includes music, art, iPad’s, science and special events. All of our classrooms are licensed by the State Education Department and the Office of Children and Family Services. Eligibility for services is based on school district referral.

For more information:
Evelyn Bautista-Miller, LMSW, SDA
Program Director, Education Services
845.708.2000 ext. 3255