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Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten Admissions!
The 2014-2015 public school pre-k admissions process will take place during the spring of 2014. Please check back early next year for more information.
For a list of programs that may still have available seats for the 2013-14 school year,
New York City children who turn 4 years old in 2013
are eligible to attend pre-k for the 2013-2014 school year.
Pre-k is free
. Families do not have to pay to attend programs offered by the NYC Department of Education.
Programs can be half-day (2 hours and 30 minutes) or full day (6 hours and 20 minutes).
Half-day programs may take place in the morning or afternoon.
Programs are available at public schools and community-based organizations (CBOs)
. There are separate application processes for public schools and CBOs.
Pre-K Options: Public Schools and Community-Based Organizations
Public School Pre-K Programs
Families who submitted an application by the April 5 deadline were mailed a decision letter in early June
. For translated decision letters,
Families may contact schools directly to get on a waitlist.
with available seats will make offers according to the same admissions priorities used during the main offer period.
For a list of public school pre-k programs that may have seats available
. Please note that seat availability is subject to change. Families should contact schools directly for more information.
Community Based Organization (CBO) Pre-K Programs
CBOs are independent groups that contract with the Department of Education
to provide free pre-k programs and other services to families.
Families can still apply to CBO pre-k programs, which have no specific application deadline.
To apply, deliver the
directly to each
for which you want to apply.
For guidance on how to find and select a CBO program
that is a good fit for our family,
For the full list of CBO pre-k programs
2013- 2014 Pre-K Directory
is now available.
This handbook provides detailed information about the public school and CBO admissions process and will help you to explore the pre-k program options available for your child.
Students with Disabilities
For information about pre-k admissions for students who require special services,
to receive email updates about pre-k admissions.
If you have questions about pre-k admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email
For information about what your child will learn in pre-k
, please visit the
Office of Early Childhood Education
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