CURRENT PROGRAM YEAR HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: BKS central office & centers are closed for staff & students on: Feb. 20, May 29, and June 19, 2023.


Looking for a high quality educational experience for your child? We have 7 centers in central Brooklyn. View each center’s full contact information at the chart below (scroll down) or on our Centers page.

  • Free or low cost preschool services
  • Serving children ages 2 to 5
  • Year-round, extended day care if eligible (8am-6pm)
  • An official provider of 3-K & Pre-K for All, Head Start, and the NYC Department of Education child care subsidies

View our new brochure to learn more about our programming.
* Eligibility and cost is based on family income and needs.
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We are planning for the 2023-2024 program year, and NYC’s Pre-K & 3-K for All applications are now open. Be sure to select the right BKS center for your child from the chart below. Families with children born in 2019 can apply to Pre-K by the March 10, 2023 deadline, and families with children born in 2020 can apply to 3-K by the March 10, 2023 deadline Use the center name when applying.

Ways to Apply:

  • Online at
  • By phone or in person, using your preferred location below

Have questions? Call us! We are here to help.

Center Address Phone Number Ages
Brevoort Children’s Center 250 Ralph Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 778-1069 2 to 5
Edwards L. Cleaveland
Children’s Center
1185 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 778-6559 2 to 5
Howard Children’s Center 1592 East New York Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(718) 342-2905 2 to 5
Nat Azarow Children’s Center 232 Powell St
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(718) 346-0924 3 to 5
Sumner Children’s Center 860 Park Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 455-3471 2 to 5
Tompkins Children’s Center 730 Park Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 782-9140 3 to 5
Weeksville Gardens
Children’s Center
1640 Pacific St
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 395-9001 3 to 5


Please give us a call at your preferred location:

  • If you miss the NYC Pre-K & 3-K for All deadlines listed above.
  • If your child is younger (born in 2021).
  • If you would like to apply for this current program year, happening now.

We will notify you as soon as possible whether your child is eligible and if there is space in our program.