Early education for three-year-olds

3-K for All (3-K) | NYC Department of Education

Education Toddler Pre-Schooler

3-K for All provides free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for three-year-olds. Visit nyc.gov/3k to find programs for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Applications for the 2019-2020 school year open in early February 2019
  • The deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is May 3, 2019
  • Apply online, by phone, or in person
  • Available for students with disabilities and students learning English
  • Requires proof of address and child's age
  • 3-K is offered in the following school districts: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 19, 23, 27, 31, and 32

Am I Eligible?

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.


What Will I Need to Apply?

After you find out which 3-K program your child can go to, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Proof of child’s age
  • Child’s immunization records
  • Proof of address with two documents

I'm Ready To Apply

Apply to 3-K by Friday, May 3:


How Can I Get Help?

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