3-K provides free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for three-year-olds.
Apply to 3-K for the 2023-2024 school year by March 10, 2023. In New York City, you can apply to 3-K in the calendar year that your child turns three. 3-K programs will be offered in 32 districts in Fall 2023.Find your school district by using the School Search map tool (https://schoolsearch.schools.nyc/) or calling 311 (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/3k) . You can apply to any school district across the city. Your child has priority to attend 3-K programs in the district where you live.Children can enroll in Full Day, Extended Day and Year, and Head Start seat types. Learn more.3-K programs are offered throughout the five boroughs in four settings. Each setting offers a consistent DOE high-quality, play-based curriculum. Settings might be:select public elementary schoolsPre-K centers run by NYCDOE staffcommunity-based organizations (CBOs)home-based family child care centers
All New York City families with children born in 2020 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 3-K. Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend 3-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 3-K offer. For translated copies of the checklist, view the Documents section of the 3-K for All enrollment page (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/3k) .
How to Apply
Apply for 3-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) Monday-Friday between 8am and 6pm. Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages. In-person at a Family Welcome Center.Eligible families can also apply for free or low-cost 3-K programs with an extended day and year, including Head Start. Eligibility is based on income and needs.
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.After you apply, you can make changes to your application before the deadline.
Apply for 3-K
Visit the 3-K website (http://nyc.gov/3k) to find out more information.Call 311 (mailto:[email protected]) if you have questions about 3-K.Email 3-K admissions at [email protected] if you have questions about 3-K.