Professional Learning

2016-2017: Pre-K for All Professional Learning

As part of the historic Pre-K for All Initiative, all sites will continue to participate in citywide professional learning through Pre-K for All Instructional Tracks 2016-17. During the 2016-17 school year, Pre-K for All professional learning will continue to support sites in meeting the Pre-K for All Program Quality Standards (PQS) and advancing student learning based on the Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC).

The 2016-2017 Pre-K for All Instructional Tracks for professional learning include:

  • NYC Pre-K Explore
  • NYC Pre-K Thrive
  • NYC Pre-K Create
  • NYC Pre-K Inspire: Additional information about the NYC Pre-K Inspire focus and extension sessions is available here.

A description of the 2016-17 Instructional Tracks is available here. Please email with any questions.

Pre-K for All Professional Learning Criteria

The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) works with pre-K programs and other partners to support the DOE's larger vision for high-quality professional learning experiences. The Pre-K for All Professional Learning Criteria is a guide to support programs in engaging in continual professional learning.

NYC Pre-K Explore Resources

The Explore Pacing Guide maps the Building Blocks curriculum and the Pre-K for All Interdisciplinary Units of Study to the 2016-2017 program year. This calendar is an essential tool in making sure that classrooms stay on track with the curriculum, coaching is effective and teachers are able to complete the entire curriculum in a timely manner. We understand adjustments may need to be made to meet the needs of individual classrooms; work in conjunction with your Explore coaches if adjustments are necessary.

The Explore Curriculum Expectations detail the requirements for implementation of the curriculum and are broken down by curriculum element. Every element of the curriculum should be implemented as outlined in this document. Tips and suggestions for successful implementation are also included.