NYC Begins Matching Students to Pre-K Programs

NEW YORK -

Fewer than half of New York City children looking to enroll in pre-kindergarten this fall are landing a seat at their top-choice school, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday, adding that that the city has more than 26,000 prekindergarten seats in public schools. About two-thirds of the children whose parents applied were accommodated with a seat. But for some that meant being matched up with a school that wasn’t their first choice. Nearly one-third of those who applied were not matched with any school, meaning they will have to apply to community-based organizations.