By Carmen Glover
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio has expanded his signature universal pre-K program by introducing a new application deadline for seats in community-based pre-K settings. The deadline to apply for those seats is June 26, while the deadline to apply for pre-K seats in public schools was April 23.
Nevertheless, de Blasio is offering a caveat to parents: allowing them to apply for seats in both public schools and community-based pre-K centers in order to boost their chances of obtaining a slot.
Due to budgetary allocations of $300 million made by Governor Andrew Cuomo, more children are able to attend pre-K this coming September to finance universal pre-K, which has been a significant goal of New York City’s mayor de Blasio.
The benefits that children experience when they participate in pre-K programs are many and the convenience of the program is instrumental in allowing parents to tackle other goals such as seeking employment and educational opportunities for themselves. To learn more about New York City’s universal pre-K program visit nyc.gov/pre-k.–OnPointPress.net