Pre-kindergarten

Lucas and Logan Steffenson

Long Island Family Concerned After Twins Split Up In School District’s Pre-K Lottery System

Lucas and Logan Steffenson seem like they’re joined at the hip.

08/06/2015

Cappellan quadruplets playing at P.S. 5 where they will be attending pre-kindergarten next fall (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

New York City Gearing Up For Next Fall’s Full-Day Pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio said 73,000 children are expected to attend pre-K next fall, and he’s promising a seat to each and every one of them.

06/08/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

37,000 Families Sign Up For NYC Pre-Kindergarten In First Week

City officials credited the jump in numbers to a wider awareness of the program compared to last year.

03/23/2015

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Pre-Kindergarten Registration Begins In NYC

The sign-up period began Monday. All 4-year-olds are entitled to a slot in the free program this September. The initial sign-up period ends April 24.

03/16/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with students at P.S. 130 after making announcement about universal pre-K, Feb. 25, 2014 (credit: Twitter/Bill de Blasio)

Mayor De Blasio Pushes Pre-K Enrollment On First Day Of Sign Ups

On Sunday, New York parents began enrolling their kids in pre-K classes.

03/15/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio: City Has Met Its Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Goal

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that his administration has met its goal of enrolling more than 53,000 children in full-day prekindergarten classes.

11/12/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

City Begins Hiring Teachers For New Pre-Kindergarten Programs

School may be out for kids, but it remained in session Monday for city education officials now in the process of hiring pre-kindergarten teachers.

07/07/2014

Classroom (file/credit: Clip Art)

NYC Amps Up Teacher Recruiting, Training Ahead Of Fall Pre-K Expansion

New York City is on a teacher recruiting and training blitz as it prepares to take on tens of thousands of additional pre-kindergarten students this fall.

06/28/2014

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio reads a book to an upper Manhattan pre-kindergarten class on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

First Round Of Full-Day Pre-K Acceptances Sent Out To Waiting Parents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education announced the first wave of acceptances to the city’s expanded pre-kindergarten programs Thursday.

06/05/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

10,400 New Pre-Kindergarten Seats Coming To NYC By September

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that New York City will open 10,400 more full-day pre-kindergarten seats by September.

05/30/2014

Mayor de Blasio speaks to children and parents about signing up for pre-K (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor De Blasio Pitches Pre-K To Little League Parents In Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging parents to sign their children up for pre-kindergarten next fall.

04/05/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Announces 4,200 Additional Pre-K Seats, Urges Parents to Enroll

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged parents to sign their children up for pre-kindergarten as he announced the addition of more than 4,200 brand new full-day pre-K seats across New York City.

04/02/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Volunteers To Help Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Facility Get Ready For Universal Pre-K

Work gets under way this week at the West End Temple to transform the ruins of Sandy into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much talked about vision for pre-K.

03/31/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Advocates Praise Budget Deal Between New York Leaders, Gov. Cuomo

The deal includes the first ever state funded universal pre-kindergarten program as well as new protections for charter schools.

03/29/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State Budget

New York state legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten, and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget bills this week.

03/26/2014

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