Chickpeas provides a full-day Pre-K For All (Universal Pre-K) program for 4 year olds through a contract with the NYC Department of Education. Children are eligible for Pre-K For All if they turn 4 by December 31st of the school year they wish to attend (e.g. a child applying for the 2022-2023 school year would need to turn 4 by December 31st, 2021).


No tuition is required for 4 year olds attending Chickpeas. However, tuition is required for 4 year olds who choose to attend after-school and during the month of July, as our contract only covers September through June.


Families interested in Pre-K for All must apply through the NYC DOE MySchools website. We ask that families also complete the Chickpeas application 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.

Chickpeas has a contract for 11 Pre-K For All Students. These students attend school Monday-Friday and are in the same classroom as the 3 year olds.