Cortelyou Early Childhood Center/Cortelyou Academy’s students excel because they are encouraged to be and do their best. We instill confidence and encourage them to have fun throughout the learning process and our teachers tap our student’s imaginations and curious minds. 

Our classroom environments are reflective of students and teachers from diverse backgrounds; our families can appreciate racial and cultural sensitivity throughout our programs.  Our students learn about the world beyond Brooklyn and that is what sets our students apart from their peers – both academically, socially and personally.  They are groomed to become well-balanced children as well as become productive global citizens within their communities. If you feel CECC/Cortelyou Academy may be a good fit, the next step is to give us a call to set up a tour of  the facility. We highly recommend that you bring your child along for the tour. We are looking forward to welcoming you both to the Cortelyou family!  

The applications & documents for the 2024-2025 school year can be found under "Documents & Forms". Certain forms and other supply lists will be provided at a later date.

Please contact us at for any other inquiries.

Application Type Description
3-K Program 
For students applying to 3-K for All Program.
For 2024-2025, children who were born in 2021.
Pre-K Program For students applying to Pre K for All Program.
For 2024-2025, children who were born in 2020.
Private Pre School 
For students applying to our Private Pre School program.
For 2 year old children.
Elementary School  For students applying to K-5th Grade.
For children ages 5-10 years old.
  If you have any questions, please contact our office at

Please expand one of the following sections for access to our various application documents, forms, and other documents that may be needed for future reference:

**In order to have access to all fillable features of the attached forms, the applications & forms will be downloaded as .pdf files. Please open the files in an Adobe Acrobat program. Failure to do so will not allow you to upload images onto the form, properly select dates, or electronically sign the application.

For more information on free Adobe programs available for use, please refer to Adobe's website.

Applications & Other Documents:

Pre-School Application School Year 2024-2025 (for 2 year old children)

Nursery Supply List for 2023-2024 (for 2 year old children) - 24-25 TBD

3-K and Pre-K for All Supply List for 2023-2024 - 24-25 TBD

• 3-K and Pre-K for All Applications, School Year 2024-2025
All 3-K and Pre-K applications are completed and submitted through the DOE's web portal (MySchools). After the
child has been accepted into our school's program, further application documents will be forwarded to you
to fill out. Other documents such as the general information sheet, and health/meal forms will also be
required (found in the Pre-School Application).

Please note, 3-K and Pre-K applications are usually submitted with:

Offer Letter from Department of Education (DOE)

Proof Identity

– Birth Certificate

– Passport

Proof of Address (For the applicant parent/family)

– Utility Bill

– Lease

– Government Issued Document (W2-Tax Return, etc.)

– Pay stub

– Driver’s License or Government Issued ID

Current physical

Immunization record

Applications Documents:

• Kindergarten Application School Year 2024-2025 (for children aged 5 years old)

• Grade School Application School Year 2024-2025 (for children aged 6-10 years old)

• Kindergarten Through 5th Grade Supply List for 2023-2024 - 24-25 TBD

Applications Documents:

Please see our Summer Camp web page (click here) for more information on our 2023 Summer Enrichment program.

Applications Documents:

• After School Application School Year 2024-2025 

The following health forms should be utilized based on your child's age or the program that they are enrolled in.

 Pre-School & Kindergarten Health Forms
For children enrolled in our Pre-School (Private Pre-School, 3-K, and Pre-K) & Kindergarten programs.

Grade School & After School Health Forms

Summer Camp:

Little Tykes Health Forms (for children ages 3-5)

Junior & Senior Camper Health Forms (for children ages 6-15)

Here are the forms for our CACFP Meal program:

CACFP Meal Form & Instructions

CACFP Income Eligibility Guidelines

We will place other miscellaneous documents and forms as it relates to CECC, Cortelyou Academy, and Cortelyou Day camp in this section:

Ideal Uniform Price List - CECC (2023)

Ideal Uniform Price List - Cortelyou Academy (2023)

Cookies Information - CECC (2023)

Student Handbook (as of 2017)

                                 Admissions Team

Director of Admissions 

Sophia Francis

Pre-School Admissions

Sophia Francis

Finance Director

Garneth Francis

Academy Admissions

Lucretia Johnson

Fiscal Assistant

Nicholas Tsirigos


Contact Us

General Inquiries:
Phone: 718-282-6077
Fax: 718-282-2919

Financial Inquiries:

Office hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

The Elementary School Admissions Test is required for applicants to grades K-5. Please contact 
to register for an exam.
Which test level should I register for?
Applying to K - 5
Kindergarten Elementary
Grade 1 Elementary
Grade 2 Elementary
Grade 3 Elementary
Grade 4 Elementary
Grade 5 Elementary






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