NYC parents: the City’s 3-K for All program is ready to start accepting applications for the 2018–19 school year!
From February 5–May 11, 2018, City parents with children born in 2015 can apply for free, full-day, high quality early education at City 3-K programs in the following school districts:
- District 4 (East Harlem)
- District 7 (South Bronx)
- District 23 (Brownsville, East New York, Ocean Hill)
- District 27 (Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Rockaways)
Great news, right? Well, now we have even bigger news:
WE’RE EXPANDING THE 3-K FOR ALL PROGRAM YET AGAIN!
Beginning in mid-April 2018, the following school districts will provide 3-K seats for the 2018–19 school year:
- District 5 (Harlem)
- District 16 (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
Then, over the next three years, we will be expanding the 3-K for All program to include Districts 6 and 12 along with the previously announced Districts 9, 31, 19, and 29:
- 2019–20: District 6 (Washington Heights and Inwood), District 9 (Grand Concourse, Highbridge, Morrisania), District 19 (East New York), and District 31 (Staten Island)
- 2020–21: District 12 (Central Bronx) and District 29 (Cambria Heights, Hollis, Laurelton, Queens Village, Springfield Gardens, St. Albans)
To apply for 3-K, families can submit applications on behalf of their children online, over the phone at (718) 935-2009, and in person at their local Family Welcome Center. The online application is available in ten languages, and families can submit an application over the phone or in person in over 200 languages.
Who can apply to 3-K programs?
- City families with children born in 2015 (aka: three-year olds, or kids who turn three in 2018);
- Students who move to the City during the admissions process;
- Students with disabilities;
- English language learners; and
- Students in temporary housing.
All families who submit an application by the May 11 deadline will get their results letter in late-May 2018.
To learn more about any of the City’s existing 3-K programs, use our handy 3-K Finder and check out our District Program Lists for Districts 4, 7, 23, & 27. Program Lists for Districts 5 & 16 will be added when the admissions process opens for both districts in mid-April 2018.
Interested in other early childhood education options for three-year olds? EarlyLearn NYC offers full-day, full-year early education programming for eligible children from six weeks through four years old. Enrollment is year-round, and EarlyLearn programs may have income or other eligibility requirements. To find an EarlyLearn NYC program near you, check out their website.