The East Harlem Block Nursery led the way in giving city daycare centers an educational component.
Experts share tips on what to consider when picking a pre-K program by Friday's deadline.
The expansion should guarantee a pre-k spot for every District 8 family who wants one, the DOE said.
A class of 108 pre-K seats is opening at 2 Washington St., which houses the treatment center Exponents.
A pre-K program is in jeopardy while the city negotiates rent on their Fulton Street building.
Enrollment for the city's free pre-K programs opens Monday.
The mayor also criticized some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget plans.
NYC pre-K programs unaffiliated with public schools aren't shielded under the current sex offender law.
The governor walked back talk of a rift between himself and Mayor de Blasio.
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras urged centers throughout her district to come forward if they have space.
Spending proposals include more money for after-school programs and bulletproof vests for police.
Parents at WHEELS Elementary in Fort George said the school needs more traffic-safety measures.
Families will be able to fill out a single unified application for pre-K seats starting March 16.
It's not the first time Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have clashed on major policy.
The mayor's most-mentioned words last year included "city" and "people."
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