How Do I Enroll My Child In Kindergarten?

Education for Youth
11. Educational Information For Students In Foster Care Who Have Children


How Do I Enroll My Child In Kindergarten?

Similar to Pre-K, kindergarten is optional but encouraged if your child is turning five years old during the upcoming school year. Unlike Pre-K, if you request a kindergarten spot for your child, your child is entitled to receive a placement. If your child’s home zone school does not offer a kindergarten program or if the kindergarten program is full, the NYC DOE must arrange for your child to attend kindergarten at a neighboring school and must provide transportation for your child. You should apply for a kindergarten spot for your child between January and March before the school year in which your child turns five. You can apply for spots directly at your child’s zoned school. To find your child’s zoned school and other information regarding the kindergarten admissions process, visit the DOE website at:

http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/Kindergarten