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De Blasio Announces 1st Wave of New Pre-K Seats

The seats in public schools in all five boroughs are the first wave in the city's effort to offer full-day pre-K to every 4-year-old

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    De Blasio Announces First Round of New Pre-K Seats

    Universal pre-kindergarten is arriving in New York City, but what parents may not know is that they have just 21 days to sign their kids up. Here's what parents need to be doing right now to make sure they can take advantage of the new program. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing 4,268 new pre-kindergarten seats for the 2014-2015 school year.

    The seats in public schools in all five boroughs are the first wave in the city's effort to offer full-day pre-K to every 4-year-old.

    De Blasio announced the new pre-K slots at a school in Queens that will offer full-day pre-K next fall.

    New York legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to a state budget that includes $300 million for New York City pre-K programs.

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    The deadline to apply for the public school pre-K programs is April 23.

    There will be a later deadline for slots in community-based organizations that will be offering pre-K programs.

    The city's goal is to provide 73,250 pre-K slots by fall 2015.

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