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You can learn about kindergarten programs, eligibility, admissions, and registration requirements.

Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year is available to all children born in 2016 who live in New York City.

The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 school year has passed, but you can add your child to waitlists online with MySchools.

Visit the MySchools website.

What to Bring to Register

To register your child for school, you must bring:

  • Two proofs of address
  • Proof of the child's age, such as a birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism
  • Your child's immunization records
  • Latest report card/transcript (if available)
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)

All children under the age of 5 years (6-59 months) are required to receive the flu shot if they attend a New York City regulated preschool or child care center. Visit the Flu Shot and Prevention page to learn more.

Proof of Address

Bring two of the following to prove your address:

  • Income tax form for the last calendar year
  • State, City, or other government-issued identification (including an IDNYC card) which isn't expired, and includes the address of residence
  • Official NYS Driver License, Non-Driver ID card, or learner permit which isn't expired, and includes the address of residence
  • A rent receipt, which includes the address of residence, dated within the past 60 days
  • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) issued by National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority dated within the past 60 days
  • Water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days
  • A cable bill for the residence, which includes the name of the parent and the address of residence, dated within the past 60 days
  • Documentation or a letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency dated within the past 60 days that includes the resident's name and address. Examples of agencies include:
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
    • The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement
    • Human Resources Administration (HRA)
    • Administration for Children's Services (ACS) or an ACS subcontractor
  • A lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for the residence
  • A current property tax bill for the residence
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days that includes the home address, A letter on the employer's letterhead isn't adequate. Examples include:
    • Paystub with home address
    • Form submitted for tax withholding purposes
    • Payroll receipt
  • Voter registration documents that include the name of the parent and the address of residence
  • Unexpired membership document based upon residency, such as neighborhood residents' association, which includes the name of the parent and the address of residence
  • Evidence of custody of the child, including judicial custody orders or guardianship papers issued within the past 60 days that includes the name of the student and the home address

As part of the Diversity in Admissions initiative, District 1 offers a Family Resource Center (FRC) to help families navigate the pre-K and Kindergarten admissions processes. Services are open to families from any district.

The FRC provides:

  • Information about individual District 1 pre-K and Kindergarten programs
  • Help completing applications
  • Support for families of students with disabilities, including information about the services available at each District 1 school
  • Help accessing community and social services
  • Events and forums for parents, schools, and the community

The FRC is located inside P.S. 20 Anna Silver at 166 Essex Street, Room 126. It is open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

You can get more information about the Family Resource Center:


Visit the District 1 Family Resource Center Website.

By Email

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

If a kindergarten program has more applicants than available seats, a waitlist is created. 

Your child will be automatically added to the waitlist for any school that you placed higher on your application than the school where you got an offer.

For example, if your child got an offer to attend the school you listed third on their application, they will automatically be added to the waitlist for your first and second choice schools.

If a waitlisted seat becomes available, the school will contact you with an offer.

You can learn more about kindergarten admissions, offers, and waitlists.


Get kindergarten enrollment information.

Family Welcome Centers are also providing assistance online.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.




You can attend a virtual information session if you don’t have a 3-K, Pre-K or Kindergarten offer yet for your child or have recently moved and need a new school or program. 

Information session topics include:

  • How to learn about schools and programs
  • How to add yourself to programs’ waitlists
  • How waitlists work and how to navigate them in Myschools
  • How to accept waitlist offers

The sessions will take place on: 

  • July 14 from 11 AM to 12 PM (Interpretation will be provided in Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish)
  • July 28 from 2 PM to 3 PM (Interpretation will be provided in Bangla, Mandarin and Spanish)
  • August 11 from 1 PM to 2 PM (Interpretation will be provided in Mandarin, Spanish and Urdu)
  • August 25 from 5 PM to 6 PM (Interpretation will be provided in Haitian-Creole, Korean and Russian)
  • August 31 from 1 PM to 2 PM (Interpretation will be provided in Arabic, Bangla and French)

No registration is required to join. 

Learn more about virtual information sessions for:

Further Assistance

You can get more information and assistance.

By Email

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.