The DOE (Department of Education) loves their acronyms, so if you are getting started in the admission process- let me start by saying: The OECE (Office of Early Childhood Education) is doing a series of information sessions on Pre-K (Pre-Kindergarten) and UPK (Universal Pre-Kindergarten) next month. Got that?!
These sessions are intended to help parents unravel not just the acronyms, but the actual process and to better understand CCLS (Common Core Learning Standards)- yes, another one.
In addition to the scoop on the Brooklyn session, I wanted to give you all the links you might need to have for beginning the labyrinth (but navigable) process of applying for Pre-K.
Pre-K Applications Process Continues
Parents/guardians of children born in 2007 who have applied to a Pre-kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2011-2012 school year can visit the student enrollment page for more information.
Parents/guardians of children born in 2007 who are interested in programs for the current school year (2011-2012 school year) should contact schools or CBOs directly for more information.
Early Childhood Special Education Services
For information on Special Education Services for children, from birth to school age, please click here.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Developmental Screen
School Year 2010-2011
Frequently Asked Questions on the UPK Developmental Screening (Parents/Guardians)
Pre-kindergarten Admissions Process
For information about the Pre-kindergarten admissions process, please click here.
The 2011-2012 School Year Pre-kindergarten Directory includes a general list of public schools and community based organizations that have Pre-kindergarten programs.
To sign up for the Pre-kindergarten communications service, please click here.
Details on the DOE info session on Pre-K:
Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6-8 pm
760 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11216