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 every three-year-old regardless of family income. For the 2018-2019 school year, 3-K for All will be available in School Districts 4 (East Harlem), 5 (Harlem), 7 (South Bronx), 16 (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights), 23 (Brownsville, East New York, Ocean Hill), and 27 (Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Rockaways).

  • If you have a child born in 2015 and want to learn more, visit the 3-K for All website or call 311.
  • The City will expand to two additional school districts each year. These districts include:
    • 2019-20: District 9 (Grand Concourse, Highbridge, Morrisania) and District 31 (Staten Island).
    • 2020-21: District 19 (East New York) and District 29 (Cambria Heights, Hollis, Laurelton, Queens Village, Springfield Gardens, St. Albans).

Am I Eligible?

NYC families who have a child born in 2015 can apply to 3-K for All in School Districts 4, 5, 7,16, 23, and 27.


I'm Ready To Apply

To request more information on applying visit the 3-K for All website.


How Can I Get Help?

Other Education Programs

Gifted programs

Gifted & Talented Program (G&T)

NYC Department of Education

G&T programs support the needs of exceptional students with more challenging classes.

Free Pre-K for four-year-olds

Pre-K for All (Pre-K)

NYC Department of Education

Enroll your child in a free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K program.

Pre-high school equivalency (HSE) prep

Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP)

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

YALP helps youth struggling with reading and math increase their skills so they can enroll in high school equivalency tests and preparation programs.