NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Invoice de Blasio introduced a serious enlargement of free early childhood schooling within the metropolis, increasing pre-okay education to 3-yr-previous.
As WCBS-880’s Wealthy Lamb reported, pre-okay for 3-yr-olds will begin in September within the South Bronx and japanese Brooklyn, and shall be citywide by 2021, with a price ticket of $1-billion.
“A 3-yr-previous is a sponge. They decide up every part, so why not have them in the perfect place the place the stuff that they’re choosing up is the correct stuff,” the mayor stated.
The ‘three-Okay For All’ program will start with over eleven,000 college students — this system will open to 2 new districts yearly, till being put in citywide in 2021.
Faculties Chancellor Carmen Farina stated the power to share, cooperate, collaborate, and important considering might be fostered.
“It’s an important step in constructing Fairness and Excellence for All throughout the 5 boroughs, and we’re hitting the bottom operating with the teachings that we’ve discovered from the Pre-Okay for All enlargement,” Farina stated.
This system is a part of the mayor’s ‘fairness and excellence for all’ agenda. The de Blasio administration’s objective is to have a highschool commencement fee of eighty % by 2026 with two-thirds of graduates school prepared.