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Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES has started accepting applications for the Prekindergarten programs located at multiple Herkimer County school districts for the 2023-24 school year.

The Pre-K program provides opportunities for positive intellectual, social, emotional and physical development for children ages 3 and 4. Successful transition to kindergarten is the targeted outcome for all students.

The program is free to families. Eligibility factors including income and family circumstances are considered for some programs. You must be a resident of the district in which you are seeking to enroll.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact the Herkimer BOCES Pre-K office at 315-867-2098 or

Pre-K programs beginning in fall 2023 are available at:

  • Central Valley/Fisher Elementary
  • Dolgeville Elementary
  • Frankfort-Schuyler Elementary (age 4 only)
  • Herkimer Elementary (age 4 only)
  • Owen D. Young School

There will also be a 2023 Summer Pre-K program available at Herkimer BOCES from July 10 Aug. 18 (tentative dates) for ages 3-5.