(UPK) programs provide a nurturing environment where children's natural curiosity is used as a springboard to learn skills that are necessary for success in school.
All UPK programs are free of charge. Programs can be half-day or full-day; half-day programs may take place in the morning or afternoon. UPK programs are available at select NYC Department of Education (DOE) public schools and at many community-based organizations (CBOs). CBOs are independent groups that contract with the Department of Education to provide free pre-kindergarten programs and other services to families. Just like public school pre-k programs, CBOs are required by the City to provide high-quality instruction based on New York State's pre-kindergarten standards (the NYS Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core).
Children born in 2008 who reside in New York City are eligible to participate in UPK programs that are offered by the NYC Department of Education in the 2012-13 school year.
for more information on how to find a CBO program.Please click on the links below for district-specific flyers to find out which
pre-kindergarten programs may still have seats available.
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