Apply for 3-K & Pre-K on February 4!

Parents of children entering 3-K or Pre-K in the fall can apply starting Monday, February 4, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:

3-K

3-K will be offered in Staten Island (District 31) for the first time in the fall of 2019. Children born in 2016 who live in New York City are welcome to apply.

• The application period runs from February 4 until May 3, 2019.

• You can search for schools on the NYC MySchools website or app. Click here for the directory.  A complete list is not yet available. We will update this post when it is.

• If you don’t see many schools in your area offering 3-K, don’t panic! More schools will be added throughout the application period, so bookmark the directory page and check back often. You have until May 3 to apply, so research your options and don’t rush.

• You can subscribe here for 3-K updates from the Department of Education.

• 3-K will be offered in District Schools (certain elementary schools), Pre-K Centers run by DOE staff, or NYC Early Education Centers (community-based organizations contracted by the DOE or the Administration for Children’s Services to provide 3-K).

• More information on 3-K can be found here.

• NYC families who have a child born in 2016 can apply to 3-K for All in School Districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 19, 23, 27, 31, and 32.

• To apply, you will need two documents containing proof of address, proof of your child’s age, and immunization records.

Pre-K

Pre-K will once again be offered in Staten Island (District 31) in the fall of 2019. Children born in 2015 who live in New York City are welcome to apply.

• The application period runs from February 4 until March 15, 2019.

• You can search for schools on the NYC MySchools website or app. Click here for the directory. 

• You can view the NYC Pre-K Admissions Guide for a complete list of schools offering Pre-K and additional information on each school.

• You can subscribe here forPre-K updates from the Department of Education.

• Pre-K will be offered in District Schools (certain elementary schools), Pre-K Centers run by DOE staff, or NYC Early Education Centers (community-based organizations contracted by the DOE or the Administration for Children’s Services to provide 3-K).

• More information on Pre-K can be found here.

• To apply, you will need two documents containing proof of address, proof of your child’s age, and immunization records.