Pre-K Schools

Pre-K Application & Information Coming Soon

The Pre-K Application Period Opens March 16th.
If you live in New York City and your child was born in 2011, he or she is eligible to attend pre-K in September 2015. The application period is from Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 24, 2015. Please bookmark this page and visit often for events and resources to help you choose programs for your child.

    Pre-Kindergarten Admissions

    • Pre-K is free for families residing in NYC. Families do not have to pay to attend programs offered by the NYC Department of Education.
    • Programs offered by the NYC Department of Education include district schools and NYC Early Education Centers. Families can apply to all programs using a single application.
    • When the application period opens on March 16, you may submit your application in one of three ways: online, over the phone, or in person.

    What You Can Do Now

    • READ THE PRE-K DIRECTORY: Find out about Pre-K Admissions and program options on our Resources page
    • MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Find a pre-K information session in your borough.
    • SIGN UP FOR UPDATES: Get email alerts in your inbox, text "pre-K" to 877-877, follow us on Twitter, or friend us on Facebook.

    Students with Disabilities

    Students with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the pre-K admissions process. Read about pre-K admissions for students who require special education services.