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Transitioning to Kindergarten

01.06.2015 | It’s time to apply to kindergarten! Parents of children born in 2010 should apply to kindergarten between January 7th and February 13th. Advocates for Children of New York has resources to help families with this important transition. 

Kindergarten Admissions: 
All families with children born in 2010 are encouraged to participate in the DOE’s kindergarten admissions process. Families can apply to up to 12 schools using one application form. They can complete this application form online, over the phone, or in person at a family welcome center (formerly known as a borough enrollment office) between January 7th and February 13th. This year, the online application is available in 10 languages. For more information, please review and share AFC’s Kindergarten Admissions Guide, available in English [PDF] and Spanish [PDF], and the DOE’s Kindergarten Admissions Website.

In addition, the DOE is holding information sessions on the admissions process.

Bronx

Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus
500 East Fordham Road 

1/8/2015
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Staten Island

The Michael J. Petrides School, Building C
715 Ocean Terrace 

1/8/2015
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Manhattan

The High School of Fashion Industries
225 West 24th Street 

1/12/2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Brooklyn

Prospect Heights Educational Campus
883 Classon Avenue 

1/13/2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Queens

Forest Hills High School
67-01 110th Street

1/13/2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Additional Process for Students with Disabilities: 
In addition to applying to kindergarten, families with children born in 2010 who have IEPs will be participating in a second process—development of kindergarten IEPs. For comprehensive information about the transition to kindergarten for students with disabilities, please review and share AFC’s Turning 5 Guide, available in English [PDF] and Spanish [PDF], and the DOE’s Turning 5 Website.