If your child is eligible (any child who turns four years old in 2012) for pre-kindergarten this coming September 2012, beginning March 5, applications are available online, at elementary schools and Education Department enrollment offices. The deadline to submit applications is April 5.
While admissions to public school pre-k is not as competitive — or as expensive — as private school –in many areas of the city, such as the Upper East Side and Park Slope, there are not enough seats to meet the demand which means seats are not guaranteed.
Confused about the process or where pre-k classes are being held, there are workshops to help parents navigate the process. Workshops are scheduled from March 12-22, led by representatives from the Office of Early Childhood Education and Student Enrollment. There is one session per borough, all running from 6-7:30 p.m.
Pre-Kindergarten Process Workshop
When: March 12 from 6 – 7:30pm
Where: Sunset Park High School, 153 35th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Pre-Kindergarten Application Deadline: April 5, 2012