The deadline for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Mid-Year Expansion applications is December 19, 2014. If your district is enrolling (or has enrolled) additional UPK children since October 1, 2014 (BEDS Day) and you are eligible to apply, we encourage you to submit a Mid-Year Expansion application.
The New York State PreK Learning Standards were approved by the Board of Regents at their P-12 Education Committee Meeting on January 10, 2011. More guidance regarding these PreK Standards will be forthcoming. Thank you to all of you who provided feedback during the time of public comment. Your commitment to the field of early education is greatly appreciated.
Video: Priority Full-Day Pre-K and Expanded Half-Day Pre-K
Video: Priority Pre-K-Program Quality Self-Assessment
Full Day Prekindergarten Daily Schedule Samples:
Daily Schedule Sample 1(47.3KB)
Daily Schedule Sample 2(795KB)
Daily Schedule Sample 3(103KB)
Daily Schedule Sample 4(496KB)
NYSED Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition Tool
Building relationships, partnering and collaboration are extremely important to facilitate the transition of prekindergarten students to kindergarten. This is a time of great change for children, parents, families and schools in which new relationships, new expectations and new competencies are being developed. The local school district should have a comprehensive plan for supporting its newest incoming students and their families as they transition into a K-12 system.
The checklist below will help to determine how complete your school district’s prekindergarten to kindergarten transition plan is. It may signal areas for improvement for your district to work on to ensure a positive start for young children in the school community.
NYSED Transition Tool Checklist (232KB)