3-K provides free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for three-year-olds.
- Apply to 3-K for the 2023-2024 school year by March 10, 2023.
- In New York City, you can apply to 3-K in the calendar year that your child turns three.
- 3-K programs will be offered in 32 districts in Fall 2023.
- Children can enroll in Full Day, Extended Day and Year, and Head Start seat types. Learn more.
- 3-K programs are offered throughout the five boroughs in four settings. Each setting offers a consistent DOE high-quality, play-based curriculum. Settings might be:
- select public elementary schools
- Pre-K centers run by NYCDOE staff
- community-based organizations (CBOs)
- home-based family child care centers
Take a short survey to see if you might be eligible for this or 30 other programs.Am I Eligible?
Enroll over the phone by calling 718-935-2009.
- Apply by March 10, 2023.
- Monday-Friday between 8am and 6pm.
- Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages.
Apply at a Family Welcome Center by March 10, 2023.
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