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Is it time to send your child to school?

Applications for the New York City Department of Education free, full-day 3-K for All and Pre-K for All programs opened on February 5. The programs’ applications are provided in 10 languages online, including Spanish, Russian and Chinese, and over 200 over the phone or in person.

Families with children born in 2015 who live in Districts 4, 7, 23, and 27 can apply to 3-K until the deadline on May 11. Districts 5 and 16 will be added to the 3-K program in mid-April. All New York City families with children born in 2014 can apply for Pre-K until March 30. Both 3-K and Pre-K recipients will receive an offer letter in May.

“I am thrilled to announce a new round of 3-K and Pre-K applications for families across the city. With these programs, we have transformed the educational opportunities for our youngest learners – providing them a strong foundation for academic and social development – and I encourage everyone to thoroughly review the options available for their children,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina in a release.

To register online, go to or To apply by phone, call 311. To apply in person, go to a Family Welcome Center.


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