• What is Pre-K for 3?
    • Six-hour daily program (school days)
    • Breakfast and lunch provided
    • Develops language, social and self-help skills
    • Teachers use school-readiness curriculum
    • Educational field trips
    • Parent lending library in each classroom
    • Free books to take home
    • Daily outdoor activity, weather permitting
    • Free monthly RTS bus passes


    Does my child qualify for Pre-K 3?
    Yes! New for September 2019, All city residents are eligible to apply for Pre-K.

    Students must be

    • A city resident
    • 3 years of age on or by December 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year

    The program is available at some elementary schools and community-based agencies throughout Rochester. For more detail, including estimated program times, click here to download the PreK booklet.

  • Pre-K for 3 - It's free and now for age three!  


    Contact or visit The Office of Student Placement to inquire about current availability for this school year:

    Student Placement
    Central Office, First Floor 
    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614
  • Register today 585-262-8140


    Is your child turning 4 by December 1? They can attend full-day Pre-K in the City of Rochester.
    For details, please click here.