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Submitted an application for NYC’s pre-kindergarten programs earlier this year?

Then we’ve got great news: your child’s pre-K offer is now available!

Families with children born in 2018 who applied for any of the City’s pre-K programs earlier this year can now view and accept their child’s offer online. Visit MySchools to view your child’s offer letter— it will include basic information about your child’s pre-K program offer, how to accept the offer, and information regarding schools where your child has been automatically waitlisted, if applicable.

If you opted for print notifications, a copy of your child’s offer letter will be mailed to you.


There are two ways that your child can be on programs’ waitlists:

Automatically, before waitlists open

If your child did not receive an offer for their first-choice program, they are automatically placed onto the waitlist for any program listed higher on their pre-K application than the program listed in your child’s offer letter.

Optionally—added directly by parents/guardians while waitlists are open

If you would still like your child to be considered for admission to another program, you can have them waitlisted through MySchools. If a school can make your child a waitlist offer, they will contact you directly.

To learn more about waitlisting in NYC public schools, visit the DOE’s official Waitlists page.

Accept Your Offer by June 17

We highly encourage you to accept your child’s pre-K offer by June 17, 2022, even if you are hoping for a waitlist offer from another program. Accepting this offer now secures your child’s seat, and it does not affect your child’s chances of getting a waitlist offer to another program later.

After you accept your child’s offer, staff members from the pre-K program you accepted will be in touch with more information about registration, including documents they’ll need from you, and more.

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Want to Learn More?

Visit our official Pre-K page to learn more about this year’ pre-k admissions process, including offers, waitlists, information for families who move during the admissions process.

Don’t have a MySchools account and want to view your offer now? Have other questions? Email us at, call us at (718) 925-2009, or stop by a Family Welcome Center.

New to NYC public schools and need to place your child in a pre-K program today? Check out our official New Students page for more information!


On behalf of the NYC Department of Education, we congratulate all of our incoming pre-K families on their program offers, and we wish your children a smooth transition into their new schools next fall!

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