How Do I Enroll My Child in Pre-K?

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


How Do I Enroll My Child in Pre-K?

If your child is turning four years old during the upcoming school year, you can apply for your child to attend a Pre-Kindergarten program. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that your child will be placed in a Pre-K program, but it is worth applying if your child is not already involved in a Head Start program, centerbased preschool special education, or some kind of learning daycare setting. The deadline to apply for a Pre-K spot for your child is in early April and notification of acceptance is in early June. Both the NYC DOE and community-based organizations have Pre-K programs so there are two separate applications. You can visit the DOE website to find both applications and the Pre-K School Directory for school options:

http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/PreK/default.html