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Apply for Pre-K

 Accepting Applications for Next Year


NYC Department of Education

Pre-K Application is NOW OPEN

To all families with children born in 2017


There are two types of Pre-K programs:

  • Pre-K for All - Families citywide can apply to Pre-K for All program (hours of care are 8 am to 2:30 pm)

  • Pre-K Extended Day/Year - Extended hours are available to families who qualify based on income and needs. Our program is free or low cost and offer year-round care for up to 10 hours a day.

    • To apply for Extended day, parents must contact the childcare center to submit the application.​

Get Started By Visiting:


By phone at 718-935-2009


By contacting the childcare centers directly.

Citizens Care Day Care Center 1

Site ID - MAVM 

131 Saint Nicholas (117th street) 



Citizens Care Day Care Center 3

Site ID - MAWZ

3240 Broadway (130th Street)




Documents Required for Extended Day Eligibility

  • Child's Birth Certificate & Birth Certificates of all siblings under 17 year of age.

  • Parent's New York State ID

  • Proof of Residence

  • Proof of Income:

    • Twelve (12) consecutive ​pay stubs if paid weekly, OR

    • Six (6) consecutive pay stubs if paid bi-weekly, OR

    • Employment form filled out by employer if paid cash

    • Proof of Vocational training, OR

    • Proof of registration with the New York State Employment Services.

  • Child care application ​

    • Application will be filled and submitted by the center

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