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Health Dept. Steps Up Efforts to Get Pre-K Classrooms Ready for School Year

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The Health Department is stepping up efforts to get pre-K classrooms ready for the start of the school year.

Over the past month, health inspectors say they've cut the number of violations that need immediate action by two-thirds.

The department says there are only 12 sites left with violations that need to be fixed immediately, and 28 with violations that need to be fixed within two weeks.

"We want parents to be extra sure that when they drop their kids off for the first step towards big school that they are absolutely safe," said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. "This is the best thing you could do for your kids, is get them an early start in education and the last thing we want parents to worry about is whether they're safe and secure, and I can tell you, there's no need to worry."

You can see the inspection histories of all pre-K classrooms at nyc.gov/prek.

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