Preschool Admissions

Parents League School Advisors are here for you whether you are new to the city or have lived here your whole life. They have the expertise to help you find the right preschool for your child.

Begin the process by following these simple steps:

  1. Join Parents League.
    Sign up for membership online or call our office at 212-737-7385.
  2. Attend a Parents League Preschool Workshop (included with membership).
    Led by one of our experienced School Advisors, this 90-minute workshop is offered at our office and at other locations throughout the city during the spring and summer. The workshops are limited to ten to twenty members, and will give you the opportunity to learn about the process and have all your questions answered. See the schedule here
  3. Develop your list of schools, and then call one of our preschool advisors to review your list. (included with membership)
  4. Request and file applications in September. Stay in touch with your School Advisor as you go through the process. (unlimited calls with a School Advisor included in your membership)

Not sure if your child is ready to apply to preschool? Call our office at 212-737-7385 and a Parents League School Advisor will help you answer this question.

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Preschool Admissions Workshop at our upper east side office.

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Membership for Schools

If you represent an independent or private school click here to learn how to apply for School Membership, or call us at 212-737-7385. Annual membership dues are based on the total enrollment of the school.

Benefits
  • Annual School Fairs
  • Panel Presentations for Prospective Parents
  • Member School Directory and Publications
  • Online Member School Directory
  • Advisory Services
  • Grade Openings
  • Workshops and Forums
  • Spring Reception

More Information about Memberships for Schools

Family Membership

Take advantage of our many benefits including school admissions advice, events and publications.

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Benefits
  • School Advisory Appointments and Workshops
  • Lectures, Panels and Events on Parenting and Education
  • Parents League Publications
  • Online School Directory
  • Camp Advice and Information
  • Office Bulletin Board and Tutoring File

More Information about Family Memberships

Financial Aid Memberships available.

Preschool Admissions Workshops

When:
Friday, February 22, 2019
Time:
9:00am - 10:30am
When:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Friday, March 1, 2019
Time:
9:00am - 10:30am
When:
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Upcoming Events

Paying for college
Speaker:
Kal Chany
Venue:
Marymount School of New York
1026 Fifth Avenue
at E. 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
United States
When:
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Speaker:
Speakers: Diana Gersten and Greg Cangiano, Partners, Regina Skyer & Associates
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
United States
When:
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

Feeling overwhelmed by NYC preschool admissions process? Parents League is here to help. With notification time upon us, we can answers your important questions regarding the timeline, possible outcomes, and effective communication with schools.
 

by Lisa Damour, Clinical Psychologist and Writer

After spending the day reading through research on child and adolescent development, formulating advice for parents, and providing therapeutic support for other people’s children, it can be a funny thing to come home to my own two daughters.