How do I apply for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)?

UPK programs are available at some public schools and many NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEECs). To go to UPK for the 2015-2016 school year, children must turn 4 in 2015 and live in New York City.

You can check the list of schools that may have available seats for the current school year. Availability may change, so contact the school or NYCEEC directly to check.

Public School and NYCEEC UPK Programs - Full Day
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are being accepted from March 16 to April 24, 2015, online, in person, or over the phone. 

NYCEEC
 UPK Programs - Half Day
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are being accepted from March 16 to April 24, 2015 at the Early Education Center your choice. The NYC Early Education Center Directory and the Pre-K Directory handbook provides a list and information about NYCEEC programs. The handbook and applications are available on Department of Education's website.