CORONA — Parents have until Monday to register their 4-year-old children for more than 200 new pre-k seats in the district.
District 24 — which already added more pre-k seats this spring for the coming school year than any other district in the city — has added an additional 240 seats at two new centers in Corona and Elmhurst, according to the Department of Education.
The two Mosaic Pre-K Centers have open seats available for the school year, which begins in two weeks.
The first, at 109-10 47th Ave., has 108 seats available. The second, at 41-15 104th St., has 72 seats.
There are also roughly 50 seats available at P.S. 7, at 80-55 Cornish Ave., officials said.
Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the additional year of schooling can benefit children who “will explore with science projects, learn new vocabulary words, develop social skills and bring their parents into the classroom as partners," she said in a statement.
"I urge Queens families to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and we will continue to work with families one by one to find the right program for their child.”
The DOE plans to add hundreds of seats at schools and trailers through the 2018 school year before opening a state-of-the-art center at the New York Hall of Science by 2019.
That school will have a focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math, officials said.
Parents can apply to programs by submitting an application over the phone by Monday, Aug. 29. They can call 718-935-2009 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., or by filling out the DOE's 'Get in Touch' form.