(UPK) programs provide a nurturing environment where children's natural curiosity is used as a springboard to learn skills that are necessary for success in school.
All UPK programs are free of charge. Programs can be half-day or full-day; half-day programs may take place in the morning or afternoon. UPK programs are available at select NYC Department of Education (DOE) public schools and at many community-based organizations (CBOs). CBOs are independent groups that contract with the Department of Education to provide free pre-kindergarten programs and other services to families. Just like public school pre-k programs, CBOs are required by the City to provide high-quality instruction based on New York State's pre-kindergarten standards (the NYS Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core).
Children born in 2009 who reside in New York City are eligible to participate in UPK programs that are offered by the NYC Department of Education in the 2013-14 school year.
for more information on how to find a CBO program.
Space in Pre-K Still Available for this School Year. Enroll Children born in 2009 by January 31, 2014!
Families may still enroll children born in 2009 in pre-k for this school year (the 2013-2014 school year) by January 31, 2014.
For a district-by-district list of pre-k programs in Public Schools or Community-Based Organizations that may still have space, please see below:NOTE: Children who turned 4 years of age by December 31, 2013 are eligible for free pre-k in Public School or Community-Based Organizations for the 2013-2014 school year.
Find the Vacancy Flyer for your district below.
District 31 D31-Spanish