Tenleytown school hosts free pre-K spaces

The CommuniKids preschool is located at 4719 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/March 2017)

CommuniKids, a Spanish immersion preschool in Tenleytown, announced on Monday that it will offer dozens of free pre-kindergarten seats in Ward 3 for children ages 3 and 4 through a city program to increase local pre-K capacity.

Spaces for the 2017-18 school year are limited, and applications — available online at communikids.com/free-dc-pre-k — are due by Aug. 14. If the school receives more applications than spots, students will be entered into a lottery, according to a release from the school.

Located at 4719 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the school runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from early September to mid-June and is a full Spanish immersion curriculum. Children must be either 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 30 and D.C. residents to be eligible for the program, which is part of the Pre-Kindergarten Enhancement and Expansion Funding program of the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education.