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You can learn about Pre-kindergarten programs, eligibility, admissions, and registration requirements.
Pre-kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year is available to all children who were born in 2016 and live in New York City.
The application period for the 2020-2021 school year is now over, but you can add your child to waitlists through your MySchools account or by contacting programs directly by phone.
You can get more information and sign up to receive emails with updates on Pre-K admissions. If you have questions about admissions, send an email to ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.
Get Pre-K enrollment information.
Accepting an Offer
To accept a public school pre-K offer, you need to pre-register at the school where the child got the offer. The deadline to accept an offer will be in early June.
For pre-K programs not at public schools, contact the program directly for information.
If you didn't get your first choice, you are added to the waitlist at the schools that were ranked higher on your application. If a seat becomes available, the school will contact you with an offer. You can contact the schools where you are waitlisted to find out where your child is ranked on the list.
You can also contact schools that you didn't list on your application and ask to be added to their program waitlists.
If you submitted a late application, you will be added to the waitlist in mid-May for any program you list on your application.