Children who this year will go to kindergartens of new York, still have a few months before the start of their new lives, but their parents only a few days to make sure that they will get a place.
Monday, January 14, is the last day for parents of those who this year marks 5 years of applying to kindergartens in the public schools of the city.
At the moment applications for the 2019-2020 school year is still open for children born in 2014. Parents may submit up to 12 applications: upon enrollment they will have priority in kindergartens in the schools of his district.
Parents may pick up kindergarten, using the platform DOE MySchools. The speaker of the city Council Corey Johnson also launched on Thursday a new tool called Explorer School, which will help parents compare available options based on criteria such as test scores, enrollment in school and the learning environment.
The kindergarten became mandatory for all five of new York in 2013. In the 2017-18 school year, urban schools were more than 81 500 children attending local kindergartens.
Applications can be submitted online, by phone or in person at one of the centers.