Free Pre-K for four-year-olds

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

Education Toddler Pre-Schooler

In free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K, teachers are sparking wonder and igniting learning in our children. Pre-K for All gives children stronger math and reading skills in elementary school and a better chance at success in life. Studies show that early childhood education improves performance throughout a child’s school experience.

  • Applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year open on February 5, 2018
  • Requires proof of address and child’s age
  • Apply online, by phone, or in person
  • Available for students with disabilities and students learning English

Am I Eligible?

All New York City families with a child born in 2014 can apply to Pre-K for All starting on February 5, 2018.

What Will I Need to Apply?

After you find out which Pre-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


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