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Pre-K

We are excited to share that the fall of 2016 PS 6 started a Pre-K program. We currently have two full time Pre-K classes. The NYCDOE determines the number of seats offered based on the size of the rooms. Each of our Pre-K classes can accommodate 20 students, one head teacher and two paraprofessionals.

We have two full-sized classrooms on our first floor that share a bathroom that is age-appropriate for Pre-K students.

According to the NYCDOE children who turn 4 during the current calendar year (January 1st – December 31st) are eligible for admission to Pre-K.

To learn more about Pre-K and the admissions process please refer to NYCDOE Pre-K for All

Curriculum

Our Pre-K program will offer a child-centered curriculum which will provide students with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. The curriculum is based on interdisciplinary units of study, where children will be able to choose from a variety of activities and experiences grounded in the Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC). Play is an important part of the students’ day, as play develops the “whole child”. Through carefully designed learning centers, children will have many opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of a range of concepts. Centers will also provide teachers the opportunities to foster the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of each child.

Teaching Credentials

Head Teachers hold Early Childhood NY State Certification, and meet the criteria put forth by the NYCDOE. They are members of the PS 6 staff.

School Hours/After School Programs

The school day will be 8:15 am - 2:35 pm, which is the same time as the rest of the school.

At this time there is currently no after school program for the Pre-K students.

Applying for Kindergarten the following year after being enrolled in Pre-K.

Even if your child attends Pre-K at PS 6, you MUST follow the procedures and apply for kindergarten during the kindergarten admission process next year. Enrollment in a pre-K program does not necessarily affect your child’s enrollment for kindergarten. PS 6 is a zoned school, thus kindergarten offers depends on the number of kindergarten applicants from several priority groups. Zoned students with siblings in the school and zoned students have priority for kindergarten placement ahead of non-zoned students who participated in pre-K at that school.

For additional information on priority of offering seats please refer to NYCDOE Kindergarten Admissions Overview.