Two prekindergarten boys happily reading books on the carpet.

Early Childhood

Phone: 518-475-6591
108 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12209

 Submitted applications will be processed based on availability of first choice programs.

 Submitted applications will be processed based on availability of first choice programs.

About our department

Pre-K providers

We offer two prekindergarten programs in the City School District of Albany: pre-K for 3-year-olds (pre-K 3) and pre-K for 4-year-olds (pre-K 4).

A child must be 3 by Dec. 1 of the following school year in order to qualify for a pre-K 3 program. 

A child must be 4 by Dec. 1 of the following school year to qualify for a pre-K 4 program.

Both programs are enrolled by a lottery, which are held at two separate times. 

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