NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nearly 22,000 families applied for seats in the expanded New York City pre-kindergarten program in the first day of the new registration period Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced.
The sign-up period began Monday for registration for pre-K this fall. All 4-year-olds are entitled to a slot in the free program this September.
On Monday alone, a total of 21,938 families applied for spots in the pre-K program, according to the Mayor’s office. That is up from 6,500 applications the first day last year.