Applications are now available for free, full-day pre-K and 3-K programs in south Queens area

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The city Department of Education is now accepting applications for free, full-day 3-K and Pre-K for All programs in a south Queens school district.

Families with children born in 2015 can apply for the 3-K for All programs that are now available in School District 27, which encompasses much of Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, South Ozone Park, South Jamaica and the Rockaways. Three other school districts outside of Queens are accepting 3-K for All applications.

“I am thrilled to announce a new round of 3-K and pre-K applications for families across the city,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “With these programs, we have transformed the educational opportunities for our youngest learners – providing them a strong foundation for academic and social development – and I encourage everyone to thoroughly review the options available for their children.”

New York City families that submit an application before March 30 will receive a results letter by late May 2018.

Families with children born in 2014 are eligible to apply for Pre-K for All all across the city. Families that apply before the March 30 deadline will receive an offer letter in the mail in May 2018.

Families can apply for 3-K and pre-K in person at a Family Welcome Center, over the phone at 311 or online at nyc.gov/3k or nyc.gov/prekThe online application is available in 10 languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Urdu and French), and families can submit an application over the phone or in person in over 200 languages.