early childhood education

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Chelsea »

Meet the Principal Bringing Big Ideas to Chelsea's Newest School

Pat Carney, who has a background in business, taught at P.S. 234 before opening Sixth Avenue Elementary.

Park Slope »

Nonprofit Preschools Struggling to Stay Afloat Despite Mayor's Pre-K Push

As the city focuses on pre-K, some early childhood centers say they are in dire financial straits.

Greenwich Village »

City and Country School Marks 100 Years in the Village With Exhibit

A display at Jefferson Market Library showcases artifacts from the school's history.

East Harlem »

New Pre-K Seats Could Leave Many 4-Year-Olds Scrambling for Afternoon Care

The city wants 53,000 "full day" pre-K seats in September, but a six-hour day is hard on some families.

Astoria »

Early Education Program Launches at Astoria's P.S. 17

The NYU program teaches parents about the power of play and kids about emotional skills.

East Harlem »

Children's Museum, NYCHA Create East Harlem Early Learning Hub

Union Settlement's early learning center at Johnson Houses focuses on closing the child achievment gap.

Crown Heights »

De Blasio Promises 'a Lot' of Full-Day Pre-K Seats Next Fall

The mayor-elect reiterated his promise to have the first phase of universal pre-K up by September 2014.

East Harlem »

De Blasio Unveils Universal Pre-K Planning Team

The group will focus on fleshing out the Mayor-elect's signature education proposal.

Harlem »

P.S. 185 Principal Created a Lego Lab to Foster Learning

Principal Jane Murphy uses an innovative Lego Lab to teach engineering, communication and reading. 

Manhattan »

Quinn to Call for Mandatory Kindergarten in State of the City Speech

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will call for mandatory kindergarten in her annual address.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Rubin Museum of Art Rings in the Himalayan New Year

The Rubin Museum of Art will offer kids a mix of singing, sculpting and stories at a Tibetan New Year celebration Saturday.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

A Treehouse Grows in Chelsea

One enterprising mother has started an indoor treehouse business to help harried Chelsea parents.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Chelsea Studio Helps Kids Appreciate Highbrow Art

At HiArt!, a dancer and one-time Slavic studies scholar takes even the youngest kids to the opera and West side galleries.