Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, Chickpeas will offer free full day 3-K and Pre-K for All, through a contract with the NYC Department of Education. Children are eligible for 3-K if they turn 3 by December 31st of the school year, and for Pre-K for All if they turn 4 by December 31st of the school year. All 3-K and Pre-K for All students must attend school 5 days per week. Chickpeas charges no tuition or fees for 3-K and Pre-K for All students during the regular school day, but hourly fees apply for our optional after-school program, as well as our July session.

The school day runs from 9 am - 3:20 pm.


Chickpeas offers both early drop-off, from 8-8:84 am, and an after-school program, from 3:20 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The 2022-2023 after-school rate is $20/day and $8/day for early bird care. Families can sign up for three, four, or five days week. There are three registration periods each year. More registration information will provide with enrollment to Chickpeas. 


To better serve the families in our community, Chickpeas remains open 8:00am-6:00pm for 190 days between the months of September to June. In order to attend the 10 days throughout the school year that Chickpeas remains open while public PreK/3K programs will be closed, Chickpeas charges for attendance on these days.


For the 2022-2023 school year, Chickpeas will remain open on:


  1. Monday, September 26th (Rosh Hashanah)

  2. Tuesday, September 27th (Rosh Hashanah)

  3. Wednesday, October 5th (Yom Kippur)

  4. Monday, October 10th (Indigenous People’s Day)

  5. Tuesday, February 21st (DOE Midwinter Recess)

  6. Wednesday, February 22nd (DOE Midwinter Recess)

  7. Thursday, February 23rd (DOE Midwinter Recess)

  8. Friday, February 24th (DOE Midwinter Recess)

  9. Wednesday, June 28th (DOE no longer in session)

  10. Friday, June 30th (DOE no longer in session)


Chickpeas will be charging a fee of $80/day for each child that attends school on these additional days of operation.


There will be three periods to register for these days:

  • Prior to the first day of school (for non-DOE days before December 31st, 2022)

  • In January (for the four days of Midwinter Recess we remain open)

  • In May (for the days in June when DOE schools are no longer in session)


The Executive Director will send a registration form at least 30 days prior to the first non-DOE day in each period, as follows:

  • Form sent to families by third week of August 

  • Form sent to families by first week in January

  • Form sent to families by third week in May


The form will also provide space for you to sign up for the Early Bird Hour and/or afterschool on each non-DOE day you plan to send your child.


For example, if you want your child to attend school on Indigenous People’s Day, and you will need to use both the Early Bird Hour and afterschool that day, the fee for attendance on Indigenous People’s Day would be $80 (fee for day) + $8 (fee for Early Bird) + $20 (fee for afterschool), for a total of $108/day.


Invoices will be sent to families within one week of receiving a registration form. Payment is expected in full before the end of each period. For example, the non-DOE day payment for days in September through December will be expected to be paid in full by Friday, December 23rd - the last day of the period before the new period begins on Tuesday, January 3rd.


Refunds will be granted for any days purchased that Chickpeas is closed due to a Covid exposure or positive case.

​*Please note: Each year, the final operating budget for the following year is proposed by the outgoing board, but is not formally adopted until the new board comes on in September. The rates listed above are subject to change.