Applying to pre-kindergarten for fall 2016?

If your child turns 4 this year, he or she is eligible for free pre-kindergarten, either in a public school or at a site run by a community organization. But what is the quality of these programs and how can you choose the one that works best for your family?

Join Clara Hemphill and the staff of Insideschools for a pre-k workshop on Feb. 11 at The New School. Register here.

We'll walk you through the admissions process, tackling these topics and more:

— What's the difference between "child care" and "pre-kindergarten"?

— Choosing between public school or early education center

— What to look for when you visit

— Where the available seats are

— How and when to apply

— What if there's no slot for your child?

This event is sponsored by the Center for New York City Affairs at Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy. It will be held at he New School's Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) in Manhattan.

Here's the link to register

Questions? Let us know in comments below.