Pre-K programs help children get a strong start in school and life. Your child can learn to problem-solve, ask questions, and explore the world around them in a safe, nurturing learning community.
Apply to pre-K for the 2023-2024 school year by March 10, 2023.In New York City, children begin pre-K in the calendar year they turn four.Pre-K programs offer Full day, Extended Day and Year and Head Start seat types, each with their own eligibility requirements. Learn more (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/pre-k) .Pre-K programs are offered throughout the five boroughs in three settings. Each setting offers a consistent DOE high-quality, play-based curriculum. Settings might be:select public elementary schools,Pre-K centers run by NYCDOE staff, andcommunity-based organizations (CBOs).
All NYC families with children born in 2018 can enroll for the 2023-2024 school year.Children with disabilities (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/meeting-student-needs/students-with-disabilities) or who are learning English (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/meeting-student-needs/students-learning-english) can attend pre-K for all. Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend pre-K.
View the pre-registration checklist (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist) to learn more about the documents you need to pre-register your child and accept their Pre-K offer. For translated copies of the checklist, view the Documents section of the Pre-K for All enrollment page (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/pre-k) .
How to Apply
Apply for Pre-K in one of these ways:Online with MySchools (https://www.myschools.nyc/en/) . You can apply in English, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Urdu.By phone by calling 718-935-2009 (http://nyc.gov/prek) . Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages. In-person at a Family Welcome Center (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-in-charter-schools/pre-k-charter-schools) .Eligible families can also apply for free or low-cost pre-K programs with an extended day and year, including Head Start. Eligibility is based on income and needs. You can also find half-day pre-K programs and charter school pre-K program in MySchools.
Apply on MySchools (https://www.myschools.nyc/en/) by March 10, 2023. You can apply in English, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Urdu.You can also find half-day pre-K programs in MySchools.
Apply for Pre-K
Visit the NYC DOE Pre-K website (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/pre-k) to learn more about the pre-K admissions process.Email Pre-K admissions at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) if you have questions about getting into pre-K.