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 many opportunities to explore, create, and participate in engaging learning activities and to interact with other children and adults. Programs build on the strengths and diverse backgrounds children and families bring to the classroom to support all learners in gaining foundations for success in school, at home, and in life.
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 5-hour and half-day (2 hours and 30 minutes) options are also available.
make sure they know there are three ways to apply:
- Online via nyc.gov/prek.
- Over the phone by calling 718-935-2067 (8am-6pm).
- In person at a Family Welcome Center(8am-3pm). For locations, visit schools.nyc.gov/welcomecenters
If families have already applied for pre-K this year, make sure they know that their offer letter will be sent on April 20th. Round 2 is not first-come, first-served. If a family is dissatisfied after receiving their seat offer, they are still eligible to apply for Round 2 before it closes on May 9th
In that same email, encourage families to check the Pre-K Finder (maps.nyc.gov/prek) for the latest information and program updates. The 2017 Pre-K for All Round 2 Program List will also be available on the Pre-K website (nyc.gov/prek) in ten languages.