Sunday, December 28, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


Mayor Highlights Pre-K Program During Brooklyn School Visit

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Mayor Highlights Pre-K Program During Brooklyn School Visit
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Mayor Bill de Blasio toured an Early Childhood Education Center in Brooklyn Tuesday morning to encourage parents to sign their children up for pre-kindergarten.

The mayor encouraged parents at the Chinese American Association in Sunset Park to sign their 4-year-olds up for pre-k during his visit.

He said the city is adding 30,000 new pre-k seats this fall, meaning 50,000 kids citywide will benefit from the program.

The city is putting $600,000 into an ad campaign to inform both English and Spanish-speaking parents of the pre-k application process.

He says pre-k is a critical component in a child's academic success.

"The reality of today is that pre-k must be guaranteed to all and it must be free to all for this to work the way it has to. It's so fundamental to a child's educational future that we have to change the way we do things," De Blasio said.

Parents should hear whether their child secured a seat in a public school pre-k program by June 5.

Parents can also seek out free pre-k at community-based organizations.

For more information, visit ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP