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Vinegar Hill »

De Blasio Accuses Stringer of Fearmongering on Universal Pre-K

The mayor said the comptroller's report misrepresented the current status of pre-K expansion.

Civic Center »

Stringer Says City Has Not Submitted 70 Percent of Pre-K Contracts

Comptroller Scott Stringer said he would not be able to review all the contracts before school starts.

Jackson Heights »

Building With 144 New Pre-K Seats Unfinished Days Before School Starts

The annex at the Garden School on Northern Boulevard is still being built out. 

Windsor Terrace »

126 New Pre-K Seats Coming to Windsor Terrace and Park Slope

The city will hold a lottery for the pre-K seats, which will be open to families living in District 15.

Vinegar Hill »

Pre-K Has Dozens of Empty Seats Despite Nearby Program Shuttering

P.S. 307, near the Farragut Houses, is struggling to draw applicants even though P.S. 8's pre-K closed.

Sunset Park »

DOE Places Brooklyn Mom's 3 Sons in Schools in 3 Different Neighborhoods

Jovita Sosa was repeatedly told a new DOE computer system, not principals, controls enrollment.

Civic Center »

High-Need Schools to Get $52M to Provide More Services to Families

The schools will work with community-based organizations to provide counseling and job training.

Park Slope »

How to Find a Free Pre-K Spot If Your Child Is Waitlisted at Public Schools

Even if your child got rejected from public school pre-K this round, there are still ways to get a seat.

Sugar Hill »

Sugar Hill Affordable Housing Organizers Praised by De Blasio

Broadway Housing Communities has 124 permanently affordable units and an early childhood center.

East Harlem »

Chancellor, Council Speaker Target Spanish-Speaking Parents in Pre-K Push

Carmen Fariña and Melissa Mark-Viverito want Spanish-speaking parents to know all their pre-K options.

Queens Village »

City Adds More Than 10,000 Pre-K Seats, Streamlining Application Process

The city hopes to make it easier for families to enroll in free full-day pre-K programs at nonprofits.

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.

Financial District »

Spruce Street School Adds Full-Day Pre-K Class

Some Downtown schools cut their pre-K, but the Spruce Street School is opening a new 18-seat class.

East Harlem »

Salary Boost for Pre-K Teachers Stiffs Colleagues Who Teach Younger Kids

Teachers of 4-year-olds will make thousands of dollars more than teachers of 3-year-olds.

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.