Pre-K

With Pre-K for All, Opportunity Starts Now

In free, full-day, high-quality pre-K, teachers are sparking wonder and igniting learning in our children. Pre-K for All gives children stronger math and reading skills in elementary school and a better chance at success in life. Studies show that early childhood education improves performance throughout a child’s school experience.

In these high-quality programs, children are in a safe learning environment with opportunities to explore, create, and participate in engaging learning activities and to interact with other children and teaching staff. Programs build on the strengths and diverse backgrounds of children and families. In Pre-K for All, schools and programs partner with the DOE to support all learners in building strong foundations for success in school and beyond.

Pre-K for All runs five days per week from September to June. Most pre-K options are on a full-day schedule (6 hours and 20 minutes). Some half-day (2 hours and 30 minutes) options are also available.

Use the resources below to learn how the admissions process works and research your choices:

Pre-K resources are also available in translation:

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For more information about pre-K enrollment, go to the New York City Department of Education website.