If you applied to Round 2 of Pre-K for All by the May 9 deadline, your student's pre-K results letter is on its way! If you applied online, you can also log into your SEMS account to view your results letter today.
Read your letter to find out:
The results of your Round 2 Pre-K for All Application
Where your child is waitlisted (if applicable)
How to accept your offer and pre-register by the June 28 deadline. If you don't pre-register by June 28, the last day of school, your seat may be offered to another family on the waitlist. Questions? Visit Pre-K Admissions, call 718-935-2009, or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov
Offer letters for Round 1 applicants will be mailed to families on April 20; families who applied to pre-K programs online will also receive an offer letter via email at that time. Families will be invited to pre-register in person, with all required documentation, byMay 9.
3/27/17: Round 2 Opens--- until Tuesday, May 9.
If you didn't apply to pre-K, explore hundreds of programs available in Round 2 using Pre-K Finder or the Round 2 Program list. Apply one of three ways:
Round 2 Brooklyn Directory:
2017 NYC Pre-K Directory
*District 20 starts on page 118
The pre-K application period for the 2017–18 school year will begin on January 17.
The deadline for families to submit a pre-K application is February 24.
All children born in 2013, who live in New York City, are eligible to apply to pre-K programs for the 2017-18 school year.
Call 718-935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov with any questions and visit Growing Up NYC https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/age/4-year-old/ to learn more about additional city services for your child.
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.
Pre-K programs are available at:
NYCDOE Pre-K Centers: Programs dedicated exclusively to pre-K students that are led and operated by NYCDOE staff.
NYCDOE District Schools: Programs located within public elementary schools and overseen by the school’s principal.
NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEECs): Community-based organizations that contract with the NYCDOE through a competitive process to provide free pre-K programs.
Charter Schools: Public schools that operate under a state-authorized charter, independent of NYCDOE regulations. Contact charter schools directly to apply to their pre-K programs.
Use the following resources to learn about all of your pre-K options.
Pre-K Finder: Use Pre-K Finder to research pre-K programs and find new choices before completing your application. Type in your address to see programs in your area. https://maps.nyc.gov/upk/
Is transportation provided for pre-K students?
No, the NYCDOE does not provide transportation for pre-K students, except for some students with disabilities and students in temporary housing.
What documentation is required to pre-register?
When you pre-register with the school where you received an offer, you must bring:
The child you are pre-registering
Child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism which includes the date of birth, or other official document of age (SeeChancellor’s Regulation A-101 for documents accepted for proof of age)
Latest report card/transcript (if available)
Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)
Proof of address which may be verified by any two of the following containing the address of residence:
A lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison), must be dated within the past 60 days
A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days
Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for
Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor or the federal Office of Refugee Settlement, indicating the resident’s name and address, must be dated within the past 60 days
A current property tax bill for the residence
A water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days
Rent receipt which includes the address of the residence, must be dated within the past 60 days
State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence
Income tax form for the last calendar year
Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit which has not expired
Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on
the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days
Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers documents issued within the past 60 days with name of child and address of residence
Please note: If you are not the leaseholder of your residence, you must submit a Residency Affidavit.
Pre K Admissions for Students with Disabilities http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/A92C2505-8F40-4922-9AFA-0F3FD1154757/0/2016PreKAdmissionsforChildrenwithIEPsENGLISH.pdf
All children born in 2012 and live in New York City are eligible to apply.
Application Period for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on November 30.
Deadline to submit an application online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center is January 13, 2017.
Call 718 935 2009 with questions.
Kindergarten offer letters will be sent to families this week. Letters will be mailed on Tuesday, March 7 and emailed on Wednesday, March 8 in the afternoon.
Families have until April 7 to accept their offer and pre-register. Families who have not submitted an application yet may contact schools directly to be placed on their waitlist. If families have questions they can email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov, call 718-935-2009, or visit a Family Welcome Center.
April 7, 2017: Accept & Pre-Register
To accept an offer, must pre-register at the school. To pre-register, visit the school in person with your child and bring all required documents.
BROOKLYN 2017 NYC Kindergarten Directory District 20 starts on page 86
An Orientation Guide for Families of Students with Disabilities provides information about kindergarten admissions and the transition to school-age special education: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/2531A6A2-82FA-474D-B536-9F48A11303DD/0/SY15T5OrientationGuide_Englishv2.pdf Admissions to Kindergarten
Chancellors Regulations A 101
1. Zoned schools are obligated to serve all students residing in their zone, space permitting, regardless of when families show up to register. Applicants must be admitted to zoned schools in the following order of priority:
a. Zoned students whose verified siblings are pre-registered or enrolled at the time of application submission and will be enrolled in grades K-5 in the school at the start of the following school year in September;
b. Zoned students other than those in (a) above applying to the zoned school; If space allows, and if the Office of Student Enrollment deems appropriate based on district needs, offers may be made for the following priority groups, in the order outlined below. Only the Office of Student Enrollment may authorize the placement of non-zoned students out of this priority order; for example, for students who cannot be accommodated at their zoned school, or for special programs, such as dual language or inclusion classes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
c. Students whose verified siblings are pre-registered or enrolled at the time of application submission and will be enrolled in grades K-5 in the school at the start of the following school year in September who are not zoned to the school but are residents of that district; d. Students whose verified siblings are pre-registered or enrolled at the time of application submission and will be enrolled in grades K-5 at the start of the following school year in September who are residents of another district;
e. Students currently attending the school’s pre-kindergarten program who reside outside the school’s zone but in the school’s district, without a sibling who will be in grades K-5 at the school in the following school year;
f. Students currently attending the school’s pre-kindergarten program who reside outside the school’s zone and district, without a sibling who will be in grades K-5 at the school in the following school year;
g. Students other than those in (c) and (e) above who are residents of that district; h. Students other than those in (d) and (f) who are residents of another district. VERIFICATION OF RESIDENCY 1. A telephone bill, cable bill, credit card bill, medical insurance card, or driver’s license is not acceptable proof of address.
Proof of address may be verified by any two of the following:
a. a residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by National Grid (formerly Keyspan), Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority (for the Rockaways) within the prior 60 days;
b. documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor indicating the resident’s name and address issued within the prior 60 days;
c. an original lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence;
d. a current property tax bill for the residence;
e. a water bill for the residence, issued within the past 90 days;
f. official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or a payroll receipt. A letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate.
None of the documents listed above will suffice alone.