3-K is coming to north Brooklyn schools in the 2020-2021 school year.
At his 2020 State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio announced the expansion of his 3-K for All program to two additional school districts, bringing the total number to sixteen.
3-K already exists in the following school districts:
- District 4 (East Harlem)
- District 5 (Harlem)
- District 6 (Washington Heights and Inwood)
- District 7 (South Bronx)
- District 8 (Country Club, Pelham Bay, Throgs Neck, Castle Hill, Soundview, Hunts Point)
- District 9 (Grand Concourse, Highbridge, Morrisania)
- District 16 (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
- District 19 (East New York)
- District 23 (Brownsville)
- District 27 (Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Rockaways)
- District 31 (Staten Island)
- District 32 (Bushwick)
In the fall of 2021, 3-K will come to these four districts:
- District 1 (Chinatown, East Village, Lower East Side)
- District 12 (Central Bronx)
- District 14 (Greenpoint, Williamsburg)
- District 29 (Cambria Heights, Hollis, Laurelton, Queens Village, Springfield Gardens, St. Albans)
Through this expansion, the 3-K for All program will serve 26,000 children across the city. That includes all 3-year-olds served in Head Start and Child Care programs, which transferred from ACS to DOE management to create one single early childhood system for families.
The application for 3-K opened on Wednesday, February 5, and will remain open until Friday, April 24.
Families can find programs and apply online at MySchools.nyc.