Last day to sign kids up for free Pre-K

Parents could apply online through 11:59 p.m. Friday. Pre-K admission isn't first come, first served.

The Department of Education says it's important to look at the programs and services each school offers.

The Department of Education says it's important to look at the programs and services each school offers. (4/24/15)

THE BRONX - Friday was the last day parents could sign their children up for free pre-kindergarten programs in the city.

The Department of Education has said it is important to find a program that is a good fit for parents and children. For example, schools that offer dual-language programs are listed as "enhanced-language programs." Parents could apply to up to 12 schools, but the schools should be listed in order of preference.

Parents could apply online through 11:59 p.m. Friday. The city's 311 line offered assistance by phone until 6 p.m.

Pre-K admission isn't first come, first served. Decision letters are expected to arrive sometime in June.

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