How to Apply for Kindergarten

Children born in . . .

            large red numbers spelling out 2019  

 Welcome to Kindergarten!


Step 1. Explore Your Options

To explore your choices for kindergarten,

Visit NYC Department of Education website

Step 2. Your Application

You can apply for kindergarten by

Family Welcome Centers

Family Welcome Centers are open Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Call 718-935-2828 to make an appointment or, Contact District 15 Family Welcome Center via email with enrollment questions -

Need a school for your child? Have other questions? Here’s what to do:

  • Step 1:  Fill out this Student Registration Form. Providing this information will help us help you more quickly!
  • Step 2:  Identify your local Family Welcome Center: this is determined by your school district.
    • To learn your school district, enter your home address here or call 311.
  • Step 3: Email your Family Welcome Center
    • Be sure to attach your completed Student Registration Form.
    • If you are new or returning to New York City public schools, or your address has changed, be sure to ALSO include the documents in this Pre-Registration Checklist.

In your email, please let us know:

  • Your child's first name, last name, date of birth, and OSIS number
  • If you need support in another language
  • If you (the child's parent/guardian) are deaf or hard-of-hearing