NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York City is simplifying its pre-kindergarten enrollment process by providing one application form for schools and community-based organizations.
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.READ MORE: New Jersey Officials Monitoring Omicron Variant, But Say Delta Is Still A Concern As Travel Picks Up
Some parents of this year’s pre-K students had to apply more than once. There was one process for public schools and another one for the community-based organizations that are under contract to provide publicly funded pre-K.
Chancellor Carmen Farina announced the new application process Thursday.READ MORE: NYC 'Strongly Recommends' Masks In Public Indoor Spaces, As Omicron Variant Reaches North America
Parents will list up to 12 pre-K choices on one form. They will receive an offer from one school or community-based organization in early June.
The application process starts March 16 and the deadline to apply is April 24.MORE NEWS: Harlem's Josephine Baker About To Be Given France's Highest Honor, A Resting Place In The Pantheon
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