For New York City public school parents looking for a prekindergarten program, there are still plenty of seats available citywide, the city Department of Education said this week, and the agency is encouraging parents to sign their children up.
The free programs can be half-day, morning or afternoon, or full-day. Pre-K programs are available at select public schools and at many community-based organizations — independent groups that contract with the DOE to provide free prekindergarten programs and other services to families.
Not every school has a pre-K program. A list of schools with pre-K programs by district is available at the DOE website.
Children born in the year 2009 and who reside within New York City are eligible to enroll in pre-K programs that are offered by the DOE in the 2013-14 school year.
For more information on how to sign your child up, visit schools.nyc.govAcademics/EarlyChildhood/ParentResources/vacancy.