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Free Pre-K for four-year-olds

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

1. How it Works

Children who attend Pre-K for All programs get a strong start in school and life. They learn to problem-solve, ask questions, and explore the world around them. Pre-K programs provide children across NYC with a safe, nurturing learning community.

  • Applications for the 2021-22 school year is closed.
  • If you are new to NYC or missed the pre-K application for the 2021-22 school year, it’s not too late to participate.
  • Add your child to pre-K programs’ waitlists today.

2. Determine your eligibility

All New York City families with a child born in 2017 can enroll in Pre-K for All for the 2021-22 school year.

Take a short survey to see if you might be eligible for this or 30 other programs.

Am I Eligible?

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3. How to Apply

3. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply by phone

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We can send you a link to this page to help you get back to it when you’re ready.

More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the Pre-K website to learn more about the pre-K admissions process.

Email Pre-K admissions

Email Pre-K admissions if you have questions about getting into pre-K.

Call 311

Ask for Pre-K For All.

Call Pre-K admissions

Call 718-935-2009 if you have questions about enrolling in pre-K.

Last Updated Tuesday, July 13th, 7:04pm

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