The deadline to apply for free Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program is fast approaching. If your child was born in 2008 and lives in New York City, you are eligible to apply for free Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) programs. UPK programs are available at both public elementary schools and community-based organizations (CBOs), though there are different application timelines and processes.
Here’s more information about how to apply:
- To apply to public school pre-kindergarten programs, submit an application online or in person at an enrollment office. The application deadline is April 5, 2012. The application process is not first-come, first-served; placement offers are made based on standardized admissions priorities.
- To apply to community-based organization (CBO) pre-kindergarten programs, deliver the CBO application directly to each CBO site to which you would like to apply. There is no specific application deadline; CBO programs have rolling admissions through the start of the school year.
The 2012-2013 Pre-Kindergarten Directory is available here. The Directory gives detailed admissions information and includes a list of all public elementary school and CBO pre-kindergarten programs.
For more information about pre-kindergarten admissions, please visit the pre-kindergarten website.
Pre-Kindergarten Admissions for the 2012-2013 School Year
|March 5, 2012||Application period begins; directories and applications available|
|April 5, 2012||Deadline to submit application|
|Week of June 11, 2012||Offer letters sent to families|
|June 12 – June 22, 2012||Pre-registration at schools|
Pre-Kindergarten Admissions Information Sessions
Families are invited to attend an information session to learn about pre-kindergarten admissions for the 2012-13 school year. All information sessions will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
|March 12, 2012||Brooklyn||Sunset Park High School||153 35th Street|
|March 15, 2012||Manhattan||The High School of Fashion Industries||225 West 24th Street|
|March 19, 2012||Queens||Flushing High School||35-01 Union Street|
|March 20, 2012||Bronx||P.S. 121 Throop||2750 Throop Avenue|
|March 22, 2012||Staten Island||P.S. 69 Daniel D. Tompkins||144 Keating Place|