NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a major partnership that brings added educational opportunities for pre-K students in Queens.

The city is partnering with the New York Hall of Science in Corona.

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Construction is underway for a state-of-the-art STEAM pre-K center.

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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The new center will give 4-year-olds an early start on education.

“This is by no means a privileged community. It’s a community where parents feel deeply that they want the best for their kids, but they don’t have the advantages that some other communities have economically,” de Blasio said.

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The new pre-K in Corona will accommodate 300 children and will open in the fall of 2021.