NYC Combines Public, Private Pre-K Process

NEW YORK (AP/Hamodia) -

New York City is simplifying its pre-kindergarten enrollment process by providing one application form for PUBLIC schools and community-based organizations such as yeshivos, Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Thursday.

Some 53,000 children are enrolled in full-day pre-K this year. Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to expand the program to serve 73,000 children next fall. The application process starts March 16 and the deadline is April 24.

Some parents had to apply more twice, one for public school and again for the CBO if they did not get a school slot. They will now be able list up to 12 pre-K choices on one form and receive an offer from a school or CBO in June.