A reminder from the Department of Education:
You can still enroll your four-year-old in a Universal Pre-kindergarten (UPK) program at a public school or an early childhood community-based organization (CBO) program. Universal Pre-kindergarten programs are free for children who turn four by December 31, 2011 and live in New York City.
To find a UPK program in your area you can:
- Call 311
- Visit the Department of Education website
- Type in your address at NYCityMap. It will show you the programs closest to you.
The deadline to register is October 28, 2011. Be sure to contact the Pre-kindergarten programs in your area to find out about availability. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When you go to register, bring the following:
- Your child
- Proof of residence (two documents)
- Child’s birth certificate or passport
- Child’s immunization records