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Register for Universal Pre-K by April 24th

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The Pre-K Application Period will close on Friday, April 24th, 2015.  If you live in New York City and your child was born in 2011, he or she is eligible to attend a free, high quality pre-K program in September 2015. Visit New York City’s Universal Pre-K website for answers to all your questions & to enroll your 4-year-old today.

You can use the School Search tool to find pre-k in your area. Parents can apply online or in person at an Enrollment Office.  UPK programs are available at public schools in addition to Community Based Early Childhood Centers (CBECCs). To go to UPK for the 2015-2016 school year, children must turn 4 in 2015 and live in New York City.

Do you need to register your child for Pre-K? There are programs available for you!
You can check the list of schools that may have available seats for the current school year. Availability may change, so contact the school or Community-Based Early Childhood Center (CBECC) directly to check.

You can search and apply for Community-Based Early Childhood Center (CBECC) programs online. The Community-Based Early Childhood Center Directory and the Pre-K Directory handbook provides a list and information about CBECC programs. The handbook and applications are available on Department of Education’s website.

New York City children who turn four by December 31, 2015 (born in 2011) are eligible to attend free pre-kindergarten in public school or community-based organization (CBO) settings. Many additional Pre-K seats at CBOs were announced this Spring. Please share this information with families in your community!   For more information, for the directory of available programs and to apply, call 311 or 718-935-2009 or continue reading below!  To find out how to register your child for pre-k:

All New York City pre-K programs share a common goal: to prepare children for school and life by giving them a solid foundation. Community-based organization (CBO) pre-kindergarten programs manage their own admissions.  Families must contact CBOs directly to submit an application.  Thousands more seats at CBOs will be announced in May, so subscribe for updates to be informed of new opportunities!

Materials are available online in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Urdu, Bengali, French, Russian and Arabic.  Interpretation services are available in over 150 languages via the pre-k enrollment hotline (718-935-2009) and at enrollment offices.

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