Nursery Schools

Voluntary Registration of Nonpublic Nursery Schools and Kindergartens

Voluntary Registration of Nonpublic Nursery Schools and Kindergartens

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This site is for the voluntary registration of nonpublic nursery schools and kindergartens, which must comply with Commissioner's Regulations, Part 125. Registered nursery schools provide programs for preschool children between the ages of three and five years. Registered kindergarten programs must adhere to the age eligibility requirements established by the public school district where the child resides. Registered schools receive a certificate that is valid for a five year period.

IMPORTANT REMINDER REGARDING THE ANNUAL REPORT

Due: July 31, 2015

All Nursery Schools and Kindergartens registered with the State of New York are required to submit the Annual Report by July 31st each year to the NYSED Office of Early Learning.  Additionally, a copy of the Fire Safety Report that schools are required to submit annually by December 1st to the Office of Facilities Planning must accompany the Annual Report.

The Annual Report provides our office with an update on critical information for our database, reports to the Governor’s Office, to the Legislature, to the Board of Regents as well as significant changes in program implementation. 

You are required to submit this information to verify compliance with Part 125 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education - See Part 125.10 (b) (1) at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/nurseryschool/regulations

Failure to provide this information may result in the registration being terminated by the State Education Department.  

Your completed 2014-15 Annual Report and a copy of the Nonpublic Fire Safety Report must be forwarded to our office either by way of e-mail: oel@nysed.gov, or mail to: NYS Office of Early Learning, 89 Washington Avenue – Room 320 EB, Albany, NY 12234, by July 31, 2015.

The Annual Report form can be found by clicking on the Reports link on the left side bar.

For important information regarding the completion and submission of both the Annual Report and the Fire Safety Report, please refer to this memo: Annual Report & Fire Safety Memo  Word Document (46KB)

For additional questions pertaining to the Annual Report for Nursery Schools and Kindergartens, please contact our office at (518) 474-5807 or via email at oel@nysed.gov

The Nonpublic Fire Safety Report form and manual can be found at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/facplan/FireSafety/fire_safety_report_homepage.html

All questions regarding the completion of the Fire Safety Report should be directed to the Office of Facilities Planning at (518) 474-3906.

Last Updated: March 23, 2015