43rd Street Kids is a parent cooperative school. Families enrolling in one of our 9 month programs (Preschool, 1st Steps, 2nd Steps or 2’s) choose cooperative or non-cooperative enrollment.  Some families opt to fulfill coop responsibilities, others prefer to pay the non-coop fee.

We are accepting applications for the 18/19 school year. If you are interested in joining a class during the current school year, please email prekids43@aol.com to ask about mid-year availability.


Tuition & Fees 18 -19.pdf

Family Responsibilities



New Families


  1.     Submit an online application and we will contact you to arrange a visit. 


  1.     When we receive an application, Virginia Parks will contact you to schedule a visit.

  1.     If you have questions feel free to contact Virginia at prekids43@aol.com or 212 564-7496

Please note: There is a $30 application fee and we do not accept credit cards. If you submit your application online you must pay the application fee by check or cash the first time you visit the school.


  1.     Manhattan Plaza residents are accepted first

  1.     Applicants for the who apply for  Full Day s are given special consideration.

  1.    Children who are not accepted are kept on a wait list.

Currently Enrolled Families

Applying and Acceptance

  1.     Currently enrolled families are sent applications with a deadline for priority enrollment.

  1.     Applications will not be accepted from families who are in arrears in tuition payments.

  1.     Children in a preschool class who are applying to return to the same class for a second year are        

     guaranteed placement in that class if they apply by the deadline.

  1.     Applicants for the AM Class who want Full Day or at least 3 Extended Days are given special


  1.     If there are more applicants from within the school for a particular class, the children are chosen by


All Families

  1.     Financial aid is available.  If you are interested please request a financial aid application.

43rd Street Kids welcomes children of all races, creeds, religions and ethnic background

43RD STREET KIDS PRESCHOOL INC - 484 WEST 43RD STREET - BOX 47T - NEW YORK, NY 10036 - P: (212) 564-7496 F: (212 695-2027