About Pre-Kindergarten Programs
New Haven Public Schools is committed to offering high-quality early childhood experiences to our youngest students. We offer a range of excellent Pre-Kindergarten programs that serve children ages 3 to 5 years old and aim to launch them to success in kindergarten and beyond. Read on to learn about Pre-K options in New Haven Public Schools.
Head Start and School Readiness Programs
Head Start is a federal program that offers free quality Pre-Kindergarten education for children from low-income families who live in New Haven.
School Readiness is a state-funded Pre-K open to all New Haven residents with a sliding-scale fee.
Please note that some schools offer Pre-K programs that are filled through Head Start and School Readiness. Those programs are not listed in this booklet, but more information can be found online and with our Early Childhood Education Office. If you are interested in enrolling in an NHPS Head Start or School Readiness program, registration will begin in April at our offices at 80 Hamilton Street. All registration will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. To make an appointment, call 203-946-6950 or 203-946-6179.
Magnet School Pre-Kindergarten Programs
New Haven Public Schools also offers quality Pre-Kindergarten in some of our Magnet Schools. You are encouraged to attend the Open Houses and Magnet Fairs. To apply, download and mail in the application or apply online.