NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Placement letters for this fall’s all-day pre-kindergarten classes in New York City are expected to be released this week.

As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, watching his four nieces and nephews — quadruplets — playing in the pre-K room at P.S. 5, Olivio Cappellan couldn’t help but smile.

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“I cannot be more thankful, my family and I, that this is for free,” he said.

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The second year of full-day pre-K is gearing up for the fall, with 70,000 placement letters going out to parents on Wednesday, according to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

“June 22 is your next great opportunity. This is a present that your children deserve and all you have to do is sign online,” Fariña said.

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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.