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

UPK programs are available at some public schools and many community-based organizations (CBOs). To go to UPK for the 2014-2015 school year, children must turn 4 in 2014 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 CBO directly to check.

Public School UPK Programs
The public school UPK application period is open. You can apply online or in person at an Enrollment Office. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted from March 3 to April 23, 2014.

CBO UPK Programs

You can apply at CBO programs at any time. CBOs manage their own application process. The Pre-K Directory handbook provides a list and information about CBO programs.  The handbook and applications are available on Department of Education's website.