If you live in New York City and your child is turning 4 years old in 2014, it’s time to think about applying to pre-kindergarten. 10,000 new seats in community-based organizations are now available. Applications will be accepted starting June 3rd, through the last day of school, June 26th.
- Children turning four years old in 2014 who live in New York City are eligible to attend pre-k programs.
- Pre-k is free. You do not have to pay to attend programs offered by the NYC Department of Education.
- Programs are full-day (6 hours and 20 minutes).
- The new spots are available at community-based early child centers (CBECCs), which are held to the same rigorous standards as public school programs.
- Apply early, and apply often. Parents have the right to apply to multiple centers.
How to Apply for a Seat
- Go online to nyc.gov/prek to submit an interactive online application.
- Go online to nyc.gov/prek to print an application for each desired CBECC, and bring an application to each location.
- Go online to nyc.gov/prek to print an application and mail by June 26th to:
52 Chambers St.
New York, NY 10007
Applications for CBECCs will be accepted starting June 3rd, through the last day of school, June 26th. The application for these newly opened spots at CBECCs is separate from the application process for spaces in public schools, which ended on April 23rd. Applicants for spaces in public schools will get answers to their applications starting June 5th.