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See Series A-101: Admissions, Re-admissions, Transfer and List Notice for All Students and Series A-501: Promotion Standards.
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 are in a safe learning environment with many opportunities to explore, create, and participate in engaging learning activities and to interact with other children and adults. Programs build on the strengths and diverse backgrounds children and families bring to the classroom to support all learners in gaining foundations for success in school, at home, and in life.
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.
Use the resources below to learn how the admissions process works and research your choices:
- Visit Pre-K Finder
- Read the Pre-K Directory
- Search for your zoned school
- Fill out the Get-in-Touch Form
- Sign up for pre-K email updates
Welcome to Kindergarten Admissions!
Kindergarten offer letters are usually sent to families around the January deadline. If you haven't already accepted your offer, contact the school where your child got an offer. Depending on seat availability, you will either be able to pre-register and accept your offer or join the school's waitlist.
In New York City, children are eligible to apply to kindergarten in the year they turn five. Each winter, Kindergarten applications are accepted for the coming school year and every child is guaranteed a Kindergarten placement.
All schools are expected to serve the majority of special education students in their community, and all schools are required to provide, at minimum, English as a New Language (ENL) programs to their English Language Learners.
Use the resources below to learn about school options and the admissions process:
- Read the 2017 NYC Kindergarten Directory.
- Search for your zoned school.
- Learn about charter schools.
- Sign up for kindergarten email updates.
Find a Kindergarten
2017 NYC Kindergarten Directory: Learn about the admissions process and Kindergarten programs in each borough.
New Elementary Schools: There are four elementary schools that are opening for the first time for the 2017-2018 school year—get to know them to see if you want to list them on your application.
School Search: Find for your zoned school—it is where your child is mostly likely to attend Kindergarten.
School Open Houses: Attend school open houses to learn about Kindergarten programs that interest you.
Family Welcome Center staff members are available to assist New York City families with enrollment in pre-Kindergarten through high school. If you are new to New York City or moving to the city soon, visit the New Students page to learn about how to register and what documents to bring. Visit the Transfers page to learn how to request a transfer.
Family Welcome Centers are open 8am to 3pm, Monday through Friday.
The Family Welcome Centers will be closed on:
- Monday, May 29
- Monday, June 26
Districts Served: 7, 9, 10
Tel: (718) 741-8495