3-K for All programs are located only in certain school districts. Families who live in one of the districts have a priority to attend a 3-K program in their district, but all families are welcome to apply.
2019-2020 School Year
Programs are available in:
- District 4 (East Harlem)
- District 5 (Harlem)
- District 6 (Washington Heights)
- District 7 (South Bronx)
- District 8 (Throgs Neck, Country Club, Pelham Bay, Castle Hill, Soundview, Hunts Point)
- District 9 (Highbridge and University Heights)
- District 16 (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
- District 19 (East New York)
- District 23 (Brownsville, East New York, and Ocean Hill)
- District 27 (Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, and the Rockaways)
- District 31 (Staten Island)
- District 32 (Bushwick)
2020-2021 School Year
The program will expand to include:
- District 12 (Central Bronx)
- District 29 (Southeast Queens)
There are three types of 3-K programs:
- Department of Education (DOE) Pre-K Centers are led and operated by DOE staff.
- District School programs are located within public elementary schools.
- NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEECs): are offered by community-based organizations that contract with DOE or the Administration for Children's Services (ACS).
Find a 3-K Program
You can get 3-K program locations and contact information online or by phone.