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?

    Students must be:


    • A City resident
    • 3 years of age on or by December 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year

    Students must meet one of the following criteria to qualify for the program:


    • Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
    • A language other than English spoken in the home
    • Receives special education services

    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 for 2017-2018

  • 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:

    Student Placement
    Central Office, First Floor 
    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614
  • How do I register or receive more information?

    Or call us       585-262-8140

    Is your child turning 4 by Dec 1? They can attend full-day Pre-K. For details, please click here.