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EarlyLearn NYC is free or low-cost child care and education provided through the Administration for Children's Services for children from six weeks to four years old. If you qualify, your child can begin a program any time during the year.
You can apply to free, full-day 3-K programs the year your child turns three. Children born in 2016 can apply this winter to start 3-K programs in 2019.
Apply to pre-K programs the year your child turns four, even if they are already a 3-K student. Children born in 2015 will enter pre-K in 2019. All four-year-old NYC residents are guaranteed a free, full-day pre-K placement.
Apply to kindergarten the year your child turns five, even if they are already a pre-K student. Children born in 2014 will start kindergarten in 2019. New to NYC public schools? Enroll your child in elementary school anytime during the year.
If your child is entering kindergarten through third grade in 2019, they can register to take the G&T test this fall. Students with qualifying scores can then apply to G&T programs.
This fall, students in fifth or sixth grade (their last year of elementary school) will apply to middle school for the 2019-2020 school year. Apply online by December 14, 2018.
This fall, eighth and first-time ninth grade students can apply to high school. Apply by December 14, 2018.
This fall, eighth grade and first-time ninth grade students can also audition for LaGuardia High School and/or test to apply to the eight specialized high schools. Register to audition or test by October 11, 2018.