Thank you for your interest in Chickpeas. Below is important information about our application process.


Our 2021-2022 Application is available. Click HERE to apply. 

The application fee for 3s families is $70. There is no fee for UPK applicants.


We have begun rolling out our admissions decisions for 3s families. The admissions process will take place on a rolling basis over the coming months. To be considered, please complete the application and we will contact you if there are openings in our 3s class.

In order to keep our families in one stable pod this year, we opted to have 15 children (the maximum allowed in one room) instead of our usual 20 so that all families can have access to full time childcare if they need it. Because we don't know what the state of the pandemic will be in September, there is a chance that we may still have to abide by the 15 student maximum. For this reason, we need to make sure that each open spot at the school is filled every day. In light of that, we have made the decision this year to prioritize applicants who select a 5-day per week schedule (attend or pay tuition for 5 days).


All children turning 4 years old in 2021 are eligible to apply for our Pre-K For All program through a grant from the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE). Families interested in Pre-K for All must apply through the NYC DOE MySchools website. Application deadlines for Pre-K For All are set by the NYCDOE. Please check their website for updates.


We ask that Pre-K For All families also complete the Chickpeas application (link above) to give us a better sense of who they are and why they want to attend a cooperative preschool. There is no application fee for families applying for Pre-K For All.