If you don't pre-register by May 27, your seat may be given to another family on the waitlist.
• Go in person to the program you are accepting to pre-register • Bring the required documentation
You will get your pre-K Round 2 offer letter in mid-June 2016, if you submitted an application by the May 20 deadline.
Learn how Pre-K for All prepares your child for success in school and life.
Use Pre-K Finder to research pre-K programs throughout New York City.
Read the Pre-K Directory to learn about the admissions process. Available in translation.
In free, full-day, high-quality pre-K, teachers are sparking wonder and igniting learning in our children. Pre-K for All gives children stronger math and reading skills in elementary school and a better chance at success in life. Studies show that early childhood education improves performance throughout a child’s school experience. In these high-quality programs, children develop and learn how to interact with others, share, wait their turns, and listen.
Pre-K for All runs five days per week from September to June. Most pre-K options are on a full-day schedule (6 hours and 20 minutes). Some 5-hour and half-day (2 hours and 30 minutes) options are also available.
If you applied to pre-K in the Main Round and wish to accept your offer, you must pre-register by Friday, May 27. To accept your offer, you need to pre-register in person with the required documentation at the program where you received an offer. You may lose your offer if you do not pre-register by the May 27 deadline.
Pre-K programs are available at:
Use the following resources to learn about all of your pre-K options.
Pre-K Directory: Learn about the admissions process and what programs are available.
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You can also pick up a print copy from pre-K providers, elementary schools, Family Welcome Centers, local libraries, or community centers. Look up the address of a pre-K provider by using the PDF directory or Pre-K Finder.
Pre-K Finder: Use Pre-K Finder to research pre-K programs. Type in your address to see programs in your area.
Tours and Open Houses: Attend program tours and open houses to learn more about the pre-K programs that interest you.
Also, don’t forget to sign up for email updates about pre-K admissions.
If you applied in Round 2, you will receive your Round 2 offer letter in mid-June. If you applied online, you will receive the notification through email in addition to regular mail.
When you pre-register with the program where you received an offer, you must bring:
Please note: If you are not the leaseholder of your residence, you must submit a Residency Affidavit.
You should contact the program where you received an offer to let them know about the change. Geography is part of the admissions priorities for district schools and Pre-K Centers—it does not factor into the admission priorities for NYCEECs.
You should also contact any programs where you are already waitlisted, starting May 25, so they can update your information.
If we were not able to make you an offer to one of the programs listed on your Main Round application, you received an alternative offer to a program with available seats that is located as close as possible to your home address. It is your choice to accept this offer.
You were also automatically placed on the waitlist for all programs that you listed on your application. Programs will contact you directly if a seat becomes available for your child; no action is required to remain on the waitlist.
You are automatically placed on the waitlist for all programs you rank higher on the application than the program where you receive an offer. For example, if you receive an offer to a program you listed third on your application, you are automatically placed on the waitlist for your first and second choice programs. Programs will contact you directly if a seat is available for your child.
If you are not already on a program’s waitlist, you can contact them directly to inquire about their waitlist.
If you need help finding a full-day, high-quality pre-K seat for fall 2016, fill out the get-in-touch form and an enrollment specialist will call you to help you explore your options.
No, the NYCDOE does not provide transportation for pre-K students, except for some students with disabilities and students in temporary housing.
Use Pre-K Finder to find pre-K programs near you.
Use NYC Childcare Connect to find safe, reliable, child care in your neighborhood if your child isn't old enough for pre-K yet.
Learn about key dates and events this school year.
Sign up to receive email updates about pre-K admissions.
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If you have questions about pre-K admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.