Numbers

I was just running some numbers from the DOE's PreK directory.
The totals that I list here are not the number of applications or first choices. They are the total number of choices made on all of the applications. We don't have enough information to know definitively how difficult it is to get a spot in your zoned PreK, but comparing the differences in the various districts is interesting. When you compare the numbers of available PreK seats to the number of Kindergarten seats there is a wide discrepancy in many schools.

3403 applicants for preK seats in District 15 (Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Sunset Park to Park Slope South) according to the DOE. This doesn't include the numbers for the Brooklyn New School and the Childrens school which we can safely assume are in the hundreds.

Total number of full time seats available are 743, this number DOES include the New School and the Childrens school.
Total number of part time seats available are 360 part time seats (2.5 hours) which are not popular with the majority of parents who work.

2350 applicants for preK seats in District 20 (Bay Ridge)
Total number of full time seats available are 242
Total number of part time seats available are 576

839 applicants for preK seats in District 13 (Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, Western Bed-Stuy)
Total number of full time seats available are 642
Total number of part time seats available are NONE

1003 applicants for preK seats in District 14 (Williamsburg/Greenpoint)
Total number of full time seats available are 588
Total number of part time seats available are 108

Some of the total number of seats and the breakdowns are off because occasionally information for a program is listed as N/A. Not sure why.