Two prekindergarten boys happily reading books on the carpet.

Early Childhood

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

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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