3K Applications Deadline May 28, 2021

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The 3-K application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open, and the deadline to apply is April 30, 2021! All New York City families with children born in 2018 can apply. 

3-K programs help give children a strong start in school and life. No matter what learning looks like this fall, your child’s 3-K program will help them learn and grow this school year. There are two types of 3-K programs: 

  • 3-K for All. Families citywide can apply to 3-K for All programs, but seats are limited and residents of 3-K for All school districts have priority to attend programs in their own district. In fall 2021, 3-K for All programs will be offered in Districts 1, 4, 5, and 6 (Manhattan); 7, 8, 9, and 12 (Bronx); 14, 16, 19, 23, and 32 (Brooklyn); 27 and 29 (Queens); and 31 (Staten Island).
  • 3-K Extended Day/Year and Head Start. In every district, there are 3-K programs available to families who qualify based on income and needs. These programs, including Head Start, are free or low cost and offer year-round care for up to 10 hours a day. 

Here’s how to get started:

  • Create a MySchools account—learn how in this video. With MySchools you can explore your child’s 3-K options, add programs to your application, and apply—all in one place.
    • If MySchools loads slowly on your first visit, don’t worry. Try refreshing the page or visiting the site at a later time. MySchools may experience high site traffic when the 3-K application opens.
    • 3-K admissions is not first come, first served. All applications submitted by the April 30 deadline will be treated the same.
  • Learn more about 3-K admissions at nyc.gov/3K.While you’re here, watch our video playlist: we’ll walk you through the 3-K admissions process.

You can apply to 3-K one of two ways:

  • Online with MySchools. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
  • By phone at 718-935-2009. Call us Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm. Language supports are available by phone in more than 200 languages.

Questions? We’re here to help. Email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

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Through our collective investment, students think creatively, engage in problem solving skills, reflect on learning and communicate powerfully and compellingly as effective 21st Century critical thinkers. In a state of physical, mental and social well-being, stakeholders are comfortable taking intellectual risks and making contributions to the community. As a school community, we celebrate the unique gifts in each individual and support each to become successful - socially, emotionally and academically - in an environment of trust, safety and academic challenge that will prepare each child for the unimagined prospects of tomorrow.

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Remote Learning Students may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at select locations. The parents/guardians of those students may also pick up the take-out meals. Take-out meals for students and other NYC children will be available on school days from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. No registration, ID, or documentation required.

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