Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Public School Pre-K Programs
Contracted Child Care Centers
The link to Pre-K Registration online portal will open on March 1st 2024. 
If you register by March 31st and the number of students registered exceeds the number of slots at your home school, the registered children will be entered into a lottery. Your child will be offered a placement at another public school location based on the lottery results. Transportation will be provided.
Please read the instructions below to make sure you have all information to complete registration.
Please call the contracted child care center directly for registration and other inquiries. A list of childcare centers and contact information are listed below.
Please read the instructions below to make sure you have all documents to complete registration.


Important:  The Pre-K Online Registration Portal is now open for 2023-24 and the new 2024-25 will open on March 1, 2024. Please note that registration will remain open beyond March 31, 2024. However, we strongly encourage registration by March 31st.



Having issues registering ?


Scroll down to read the registration instructions on this page and watch the video to complete online registration. Make sure you have all the documents needed for upload.


You can complete and submit registration on any mobile device or laptop or desktop computer. If you are having trouble submitting from a mobile device make sure to use a laptop or desktop computer. You can also go to your local free Jersey City Public Library to submit the online registration.


No Homeschool for your address?


Check the Attendance Zone to see the homeschool for your address.

If in the online portal, you do not see your homeschool and unable to continue registration, please contact the Early Childhood Department by calling 201-915-6078 or emailing [email protected] .

Remember Pre-K3 is offered only at the following public schools
P.S. #3, #5, #16/Danforth, #23, #24, #33, #37, and #39. If your homeschool is not any of this then for Pre-K3 you have to contact the Childcare Centers.


For registration and other inquiries, please call the Early Childhood Office at 201-915-6078/6045.

Or email:  [email protected]


Are you having technical issues submitting online pre-k registration? If so, explain your concern and submit this form.

What you need to know to complete the registration process:
To be eligible for the 2024-2025 school year, your child:

Pre-K3 - Must be 3 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2024
Pre-K4 - Must be 4 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2024
Documents to be submitted:
a. Child's birth certificate 
b. Two (2) current proofs of residency (Please see from list below)
           New Jersey Driver’s License
           State identification
           Utility bill (example: PSE&G, SUEZ Water)
           Telephone bill
           Cable TV bill
           Residency evidence on leasing company's letterhead
           Employment documents
           Financial account information
           Benefit statements
           Notarized letter from private homeowner including names of all persons residing in the residence
           Unemployment claims

c. Child's Medical Documents to upload:

    • Up-to-date immunization record. 
    • Health History form. Download here. Fill and upload at time of online Registration
    • Medical Examination form - Download here. Fill and upload at time of online Registration
   The Medical form has to be completed by your pediatrician/health care provider. If this form is not submitted at the time of registration, a nurse will contact you.
d. Home Language Survey - Download here
Sibling Preference Information:
 A sibling is defined as
1. A biological, or legally adopted, brother or sister
2. Residing in the same household, or residing with a child having the same legal guardian.
Sibling preference will not be open after March 31, 2024.
For any more questions regarding sibling preference check this pdf
2024-25 Pre-K Registration Information session


For information on how to complete the Pre-K online application, please view the video below.