Pre-K for All

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  • Pre-K programs help children develop and strengthen their language, cognitive and physical skills. Preschool programs have been shown to help children improve their language, reading, and math skills

  • Quality preschool programs can also help children build social skills, such as getting along with others, sharing, and listening.

  • Pre-K programs help children prepare for and succeed in kindergarten, as well as develop skills to help them succeed in high school and beyond.

  • Every district in NYC has a free full-day high quality pre-k program available for all 4-year olds.

  • Almost 80% of a child’s brain develops before age 5.

  • You can apply online at nyc.gov/prek, by calling 311, or at DOE Family Welcome Centers.