DOE to streamline pre-K application process

Parents preparing to enroll their kids in pre-kindergarten could soon have the same timetable, same deadline and same application to streamline the process.Schools Chancellor Joel

BROOKLYN - Parents preparing to enroll their kids in pre-kindergarten could soon have the same timetable, same deadline and same application to streamline the process.

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is proposing a standardized approach in an effort to make the family-to-school transition friendlier.

Under the plan, every parent would receive the same application and directories to programs, including those run by community-based organizations, in March. Parents would have until the end of May to accept or decline acceptance offers.

Every child who turns 4 by the end of this year is eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten. Klein expects the plan, if approved, to expand to kindergarten next year.

The Brooklyn meeting will take place Jan. 30 at Brooklyn Tech High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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