Mayor Bill de Blasio was in the Bronx Monday to promote registration for free universal pre-kindergarten.
Residents can register their children at schools.nyc.gov/pre-k or by visiting a borough enrollment office.
Children who are four years old or younger by December 31 of this year are eligible beginning in September, but they must be registered by Wednesday to qualify.
Though the mayor just intended to promote pre-K enrollment, he was also asked questions about acting fire commissioner Salvatore Cassano, a holdover from the Bloomberg administration who the mayor says he is trying to replace.
Despite the fire commissioner questions, de Blasio still managed to interact with students and commend them on their schoolwork.
He said that pre-K programs will boost the educational outcomes of city schools.