Kindergarten Application Process

The kindergarten application process officially today. All students born in 2012 who currently live in New York City are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2017. All families, including those of students with disabilities and current pre-k students, must submit an application in order to receive a kindergarten placement. Admission is not first-come, first-served. All applications received by the January 13 deadline are treated the same, according to schools’ admissions priorities.

Families are able to apply in one of three ways:

  • Online at The online application is available in ten languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Urdu and French)
  • Over the phone, by calling 718-935-2400. Families can access translation services over the phone in over 200 languages
  • In person at one of the DOE’s Family Welcome Centers. Families can find their local Family Welcome Center by using the information below or visiting our website here

Families looking for more information about the application process should review the kindergarten directory available online here, and translated into nine languages. Additionally, hard copies of English and translated directories are available for all families who need one. Hard copies are available at our Family Welcome Centers, all elementary schools, and at local pre-K programs that are part of the City’s Pre-K for All Program.


Family Welcome Centers


1 Fordham Plaza, 7th floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Districts Served: 7, 9, 10


1230 Zerega Avenue, room 24
Bronx, NY 10462
Districts Served: 8, 11, 12



1780 Ocean Avenue, 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Districts Served: 17, 18, 22


415 89th Street, 5th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Districts Served: 20, 21


1665 St. Mark’s Avenue, room 116
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Districts Served: 19, 23, 32


29 Fort Greene Place (BS12)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Districts Served: 13, 14, 15, 16




333 Seventh Avenue, room 1211
New York, NY 10001
Districts Served: 1, 2, 4


388 West 125th Street, room 713
New York, NY 10027
Districts Served: 3, 5, 6



28-11 Queens Plaza North, 3rd floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
Districts Served: 24, 30


30-48 Linden Place, 2nd floor
Flushing, NY 11354
Districts Served: 25, 26


90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 1st floor
Jamaica, NY 11435
Districts Served: 27, 28, 29


Staten Island

715 Ocean Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301
District Served: 31


Open Mon-Fri, 8 am – 3 pm


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