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

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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.

Upcoming Events

Parenting in the Digital Age
Speaker:
Samira Nanda Sine & Tali Horowitz, Common Sense Media
Venue:
LREI - Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School
272 Sixth Avenue
(at Bleecker Street)
New York, NY 10014
When:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Special Needs School Advice
Speaker:
Chantal Aflalo and Laura Mazzaro, Special Needs School Advisors
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
When:
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Members: Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to register.

PLNY Blog

by Jean Rosenberg, Director, Chelsea Day School

Research tells us that many adults believe that literacy begins at 2 years of age, often when the child is beginning to use understandable speech. However, much development has happened prior to 2 years of age so that the child is able to utter understandable words. From the moment of birth, the baby instinctively responds to language, eye contact, touch.

by Lawrence Momo, Director, College Counseling, Trinity School

The process of applying to college is about a great many things, quite apart from where one goes after high school graduation. It is about figuring out what you value, what you want and who you would like your college classmates to be over the next four years.