You can learn about Pre-kindergarten programs, eligibility, admissions, and registration requirements.
Pre-kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year is available to all children who were born in 2017 and live in New York City.
The pre-K application period opened on February 24, 2021. The deadline to apply is April 19.
You can apply:
- Online through your MySchools account
- By phone
You can get more information and sign up to receive emails with updates on Pre-K admissions.
Get Pre-K enrollment information.
Accepting an Offer
To accept a public school pre-K offer, you need to pre-register at the school where the child got the offer. The deadline to accept an offer will be early June 2021.
For pre-K programs not at public schools, contact the program directly for information.
If you didn't get your first choice, you are added to the waitlist at the schools that were ranked higher on your application. If a seat becomes available, the school will contact you with an offer. You can contact the schools where you are waitlisted to find out where your child is ranked on the list.
You can also contact schools that you didn't list on your application and ask to be added to their program waitlists.
If you submitted a late application, you were added to the waitlist for any program you list on your application.