Applications for admissions are available here.
STEP 1: LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE. Attending an Open House gives you the opportunity to learn more about Yaldaynu and to tour our facilities. It is not mandatory to attend an Open House before applying to Yaldaynu, but it is highly recommended. During the Open House, Yaldaynu faculty will introduce our program, and current parents will be on hand to answer your questions about the school and community. To view Open House dates and to register for an Open House, click here.
VISIT YALDAYNU. It is highly recommended that you visit Yaldaynu during school hours to see the program in action. During the visits, the Director will meet with small groups of parents for informational sessions about our program. Parents will then tour the school while classes are in session. Kindly use the form below to schedule a date to visit the school. Visits will be held at 9:30 a.m. on: October 15, 29; November 12, 19; December 10, 17; January 14, 28. Please include your child's full name and birthdate, as well as your top two preferences for dates to visit the school in the Message box.
STEP 2: APPLY
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are available here.
For families applying under our early admissions option responses will be given December 20th. Applying early admissions allows you to eliminate stress, anxiety and a long waiting period. Applying early also helps secure your child's spot in one of our classrooms (acceptance dependent upon play date and formal response from school).
For families applying under our regular admissions option responses will be given March 1st.
Please mail your completed application to Yaldaynu Preschool, 251 W. 100th Street, New York, NY 10025, OR click here to submit your application electronically. A $100 fee must accompany your application. The application fee will be waived for families applying for Tuition Assistance.
STEP 3: SCHEDULE A PLAY DATE
Once we have received your application, your child’s school play date will be scheduled for the end of November or beginning of December for families applying to early admissions, and for the end of January or the beginning of February for families applying to regular admissions. This is an opportunity for us to meet your child and get to know him or her. During this time, your child will play in one of our classrooms with three or four other children, in a session facilitated by our teachers. A parent or caregiver must stay in the classroom with your child while the session takes place.
STEP 4: JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
Admissions notifications will be sent to parents applying under our early admissions option in mid-December, and admissions notifications will be sent to parents applying under our regular admissions option in early March. We ask that you kindly respond to our admission offer within two weeks of receiving your notification.