The Pre-K for All Program Quality Standards provide a new opportunity for collaboration among the New York City Department of Education, pre-K leaders and educators in New York City Early Education Centers, and pre-K leaders and educators in elementary schools. In the coming year, we will engage with programs and school communities to deepen their understanding of the standards. In the year ahead, our supports and professional learning opportunities will also be aligned to the Quality Standards.
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The Pre-K for All Program Quality Standards define the New York City Department of Education's vision for high-quality Pre-K for All programs in NYC. They describe the key practices of family engagement, rigorous and developmentally appropriate instruction, professional collaborations, and leadership that support children in gaining the knowledge and skills outlined in the NYS Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core. Grounded in the NYCDOE’s vision for school improvement across the pre-K to 12 continuum, The Framework for Great Schools, the Pre-K for All Quality Standards establishes a shared set of expectations for all pre-K programs. The Division of Early Childhood Education, pre-K program leaders and educators, and pre-K families will use the Quality Standards to understand and advance program quality.
Review the Pre-K for All Program Quality Standards Overview.
Please contact EarlyChildhoodPolicy@schools.nyc.gov with any questions regarding Pre-K for All Program Quality Standards.