Pre-kindergarten registration opens for northeast Queens schools this week and will run through early April.
As of March 4, parents will be able to register their students for pre-kindergarten, which is free of charge, as long as their children turn 4 years old in 2013.
The programs are available at local public schools and community based organizations.
The half-day programs run in both the mornings and afternoons.
The final day for registration is April 5.
On Monday, city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a report that found applications for pre-K seats far exceeded supply across the five boroughs.
In Queens and Manhattan, demand far exceeded supply with approximately five applications sent per available seat, according to the report.
“The shortage of high-quality, full-time pre-k seats is hurting thousands of families in every borough,” de Blasio said. “We can’t continue to be a city where only a fraction of our kids has access to early education and where working parents have to roll the dice every year and hope they’re lucky enough to secure a seat.”
For more information on registering your child for pre-kindergarten, visit the city Department of Education’s website.