Apply to pre-kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year

Families with children born in 2008 can now apply for public school pre-kindergarten programs for the 2012-2013 school year.

Families can get an application and a copy of the 2012-13 Pre-Kindergarten Directory by either visiting the Department of Education’s website or visiting a local borough enrollment. The Pre-Kindergarten Directory includes information about how to apply as well as a list of both public school and community-based organization (CBO) pre-kindergarten programs.

The deadline to submit a pre-kindergarten application for public school programs is April 5.

Starting next week, the DOE will also be holding information sessions where families can learn about pre-kindergarten admissions. Staff members from the Offices of Early Childhood Education and Student Enrollment will be available at the sessions to answer families’ questions about pre-K programs and the admissions process. All information sessions will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.

Date         Borough          Site                                     Street Address

March 12 Brooklyn         Sunset Park HS                    153 35th Street
March 15 Manhattan       HS of Fashion Industries       225 W 24th Street
March 19 Queens            Flushing HS                         35-01 Union Street
March 20 Bronx              PS 121 Throop                    2750 Throop Ave
March 22 Staten Island   PS 69 Daniel D. Tompkins   144 Keating Place

Healthy Schools Healthy Kids town hall meeting, March 21

The Brooklyn Food Coalition is organzing a town hall meeting and community forum about food in schools throughout East New York and Brownsville. See the flier here for more information.

Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: United Community Centers, 613 New Lots Ave., Brooklyn

NAACP Day of Youth Empowerment and College Awareness, March 31

The NAACP invites parents and students to a day dedicated to topics such as: ACT vs. SAT, what to expect during the year of college, finanical preperation for higher education and more. The event is free.
Light refreshments will be served. See the flier here.

Date: Saturday, March 31
Time: 2-8 p.m.
Location: Springfield HS Complex, 143-10 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens