This year, the Pre-K application opens on Monday, February 5, 2018. Families with children born in 2014 can apply to programs at public zoned schools, public un-zoned schools, public Pre-K centers and Early Education Centers (private preschools and daycares that have been accredited within the UPK program) using a single Pre-K application.

You can apply to up to 12 programs online. The deadline to submit your Pre-K Application is Friday, March 30, 2018 and you will get your child’s pre-K offer letter in May 2018. You can review the Brooklyn Pre-K directory by the Department of Education here.

Pre-K classrooms host up to 18 students with 2 teachers. All programs are 6 hours and 2 minutes and follow the New York Department of Education school calendar. No Charter School in our neighborhood offers Pre-K. Here are a few schools in our neighborhood that offer free UPK:

We are hosting an info session for parents considering Pre-K and Kindergarten in public, private and Charter schools in our neighborhood on Tuesday 1/23/18. We will cover everything you need to about local zoned schools, un-zoned schools, Charter and private school options, application details and deadlines, waitlists, free universal Pre-K options, languages and dual language programs, G&T programs and more. Tickets here. To find out more about free universal Pre-K programs and private options in local preschools, download our exclusive preschool guide.

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Photo: PS 307 in Vinegar Hill