NYC DOE

How To Enroll

NYC Department of Education students with children between the ages of 6 weeks to 4 years old (who are not age-eligible for        Pre-K for All) are eligible for LYFE. To enroll in LYFE, follow the steps below.

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Gather the following documents:

  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Your birth certificate
  • A current Child & Adolescent Medical Examination Form for your child
  • A current record of your child’s immunizations
  • Your Student ID number (you can find it on your school-issued ID card)

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Complete enrollment forms.

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Find a LYFE location.

  • Select a location close to your home or school
  • Contact the LYFE social worker at your preferred location to schedule an enrollment appointment

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Enroll in LYFE.

  • Contact the LYFE social worker at your preferred location to schedule an enrollment appointment.
  • Visit a LYFE Site to enroll immediately upon space availability.
  • Contact the LYFE Central Office for support with enrolling in LYFE. 
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Meet with your LYFE Team.

  • Visit the LYFE classroom to be introduced to the LYFE team, take a tour of the classroom environment, and learn about our daily routines.
  • The LYFE social worker will review the enrollment documents and get to know you and your family.


If you would like assistance with the enrollment process, please complete our Enrollment Inquiry Form and a staff member will contact you within one school day.