The pre-K application is open and the deadline to apply is March 10, 2023.
You can apply in one of three ways:
- Online with MySchools.nyc(Open external link).
- By phone at 718-935-2009. Call us Monday-Friday between 8am and 6pm.
- Contact a Family Welcome Center. Learn how at schools.nyc.gov/FWC(Open external link).
Elementary Admissions Events
All NYC families with children born in 2018, 2019, and 2020 are invited to join us at a virtual information session covering 3-K, pre-K, kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented admissions. To learn about event dates and times, and how to join, visit our ES events page.
Sign Up for Updates
If your child was born in 2019 and lives in New York City, they are eligible to attend pre-K in September 2023. Sign Up Now(Open external link) for updates about the 2023 Pre-K admissions process.
Have a child born in 2018 and need a pre-K program now?
Please email [email protected], we would be happy to assist you in searching for a pre-K seat! Learn more on our New Students page.
Questions? We're here to help! Call 718-935-2009, get support from a Family Welcome Center, or emails us at [email protected].
Who Can Apply?
All NYC families with four-year-old children can apply to pre-K programs. There is a pre-K seat for every four-year-old in New York City. This year, families with children born in 2019 can apply to pre-K and enter programs in fall 2023.
We welcome all children of this age to participate in pre-K admissions: current 3-K students at public district schools, Pre-K Centers, and NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEECs); current students in three-year-old programs at charter schools, private schools, parochial schools, or other preschools; children with disabilities; children with accessibility needs; children learning English; children in temporary housing; LGBTQ and gender nonconforming children; and children who are new to NYC public schools. Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend pre-K.