This year, the Pre-K application will open February 4th. Families with children born in 2015 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 15, 2019 and you will get your child’s pre-K offer letter in May 2019. 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:
- PS 307 Magnet school for STEM studies in Vinegar Hill
- Dock Street Pre-K center in DUMBO
- Non-zoned choice school PS 133 in Gowanus
- Non-zoned choice school Brooklyn New School in Carroll Gardens
- Imagine Daycare in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights
- Kiddie Korner in Brooklyn Heights
- NY Preschool (NY Kids Club) in Brooklyn Heights
- A-Fantis in Brooklyn Heights
We are hosting an info session for parents considering Pre-K and Kindergarten in public, private and Charter schools in our neighborhood on Tuesday 2/12/19. 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