Please click here for a .pdf copy of a PowerPoint for an Virtual Open House hosted by CECC in late May for our UPK program for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
Please click here to visit our Reopening Plan page for more information about the upcoming school year.
PreK for All Program
Our preschool program (PreK for All) has mastered the perfect blend of learning and play. We recognize the importance of fun as it allows children to explore, negotiate, develop relationships and ultimately learn. We promote constructive learning through inquiry and exploration. Throughout the day, we provide literacy-rich experiences to promote children's literacy learning including oral language development activities, Interactive Read Alouds, Shared Reading, Interactive Writing, Shared Writing and lots of singing! We equally support our children’s numeracy learning through the use of math in everyday situations throughout the day. They learn about shapes through the use of math manipulatives or by tallying their friends favorite ice cream flavor to use the information to create a graph to identify the class' favorite flavor.
Teachers bring social and cultural studies to life by taking children on excursions to explore their neighborhood, visit museums and libraries, On and Off Broadway plays and much more. Science is made relatable through interactive projects where students form and test hypotheses. One such exciting project is “Can We Melt Elsa’s Hand,?” which goes along with the popular children’s movie Frozen. These interactive learning exercises coupled with music, dance and singing excite CECC children about coming to school every day.
NYC Families with children born in 2016 can apply to the NY Pre-K for All program for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Applications open on the DOE website February 5th