"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
With Pre-K for All, Opportunity Starts Now
In free, full-day, high-quality pre-K, teachers are sparking wonder and igniting learning in our children. Pre-K for All gives children stronger math and reading skills in elementary school and a better chance at success in life. Studies show that early childhood education improves performance throughout a child’s school experience.
In these high-quality programs, children are in a safe learning environment with many opportunities to explore, create, and participate in engaging learning activities and to interact with other children and adults. Programs build on the strengths and diverse backgrounds children and families bring to the classroom to support all learners in gaining foundations for success in school, at home, and in life.
Pre-K for All runs five days per week from September to June. Brooklyn's Daily Discovery Pre-K Centers are all a full-day schedule (6 hours and 20 minutes). Breafast and lunch are provided daily!
Pre-K Application is Now Open!
All NYC families can now apply to Pre-K Right now you can:
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View, download or pick up a copy of the 2020 NYC Pre-K Admissions Guide to learn about the pre-K application process and to find pre-K program options by borough. Print copies of this guide are available at elementary schools, pre-K programs and Family Welcome Centers. All information in this guide was accurate as of its 2019 publication; for the most up-to-date information about pre-K programs, please see the MySchools Directory.
Preschool Special Education Services
There is a range of education and related services available to support preschool students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Services will always be provided in your child's least restrictive environment (LRE). This means that your child will receive his or her programs and services in a setting with non-disabled peers to the greatest extent appropriate. The team will first consider whether your child's needs can be met in a general education setting. Other settings, such as a special class are considered only if your child would not be able to make meaningful progress in a general education class, even with the help of supports and services. LRE also considers the intensity of support provided with related services and paraprofessional recommendations.
Related Services Available: Services can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, counseling, orientation and mobility services, hearing, vision, and health services. Related services support academic goals.
Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT): A SEIT is a special education teacher who works closely with a student on academic, emotional, and social skills. This service can be delivered in small groups or one-on-one in the general education classroom or child care location that you choose.
Special Classes (12:1:2 , 8:1:2 , 6:1;2 Full Day Program): This is a program that only serves students with IEPs whose needs cannot be met in the general education setting . Students in a special class have similar levels of academic and learning characteristics, social development, physical development and/or management needs. Special classes are led by a special education teacher and two paraprofessionals. There are 12 students in our special classes.
If your child's IEP recommends special class you child will be offered transportation to and from the program.
If you have questions about your child's preschool services, first contact your CPSE https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/special-education/help/committees-on-special-education