New York City families with children born in 2018 can now apply for 3K services.

In New York City, you can apply to 3-K in the calendar year that your child turns three. If you have a child born in 2018, you can apply now for 3-K programs that begin in fall 2021. Scroll down to learn more about 3-K admissions. 

  • The 3-K application period is closed. Results will be sent to applicants later this summer. 

  • Missed the deadline? It is not too late to participate in admission for fall 2021! If you have a child born in 2018, you can add them to waitlists at 3-K programs of interest. Learn how by watching our MySchools tutorial “How to Add Your Child to Waitlists” in the video series above.

Starting this fall, the City will expand to offer 3-K to as many families as possible in the remaining sixteen school districts. 


In school districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 19, 23, 27, 31, and 32, there is a 3-K seat for every three-year-old. 


In school districts 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30, we will offer 3-K seats to as many families as possible. 


Families across the city can still apply to programs in any district, and your child has priority to attend 3-K for All programs in the district where they live. Families can find out their school district by calling 311 or visiting 


Additionally, each district will continue to offer Extended Day/Year 3-K programs to families who qualify based on income and needs. 

Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages for over-the-phone and in-person application submissions. You can ask questions and request information about admissions in any language when you call or go to a Family Welcome Center.

Are you an individual with a visual impairment? If so, we can send you a copy of the Pre-K Application in braille or large print by mail. Just email with your request and your mailing address. If you don't need the application in braille or large print, apply using the methods above or see the Pre-K Directory for a paper copy of the application.



3-K & Pre-K runs five days per week from September to June. Most 3-K and pre-K options are on a full-day schedule (6 hours and 20 minutes). Some half-day (2 hours and 30 minutes) options are also available. All programs offer research-based and developmentally appropriate instruction. Click on the Pre-K registration check list below!!

-The above information was adopted from