New York City
Policy Strategies & Innovations Link copied!
|Innovation Name||Innovation Type||Innovation Subtype||Features at a Glance||Strategy Summary|
|NYC Pre-K For All||Expansion||Universal Pre-K Policy (4-Year-Olds)||
Number of 3- and 4-year-olds served (as of Jan 2023): 90,000
Launched in 2014, New York City's universal Pre-Kfor All program serves 4-year-old children across the city's 5 boroughs. Pre-K for All was followed by a pilot of 3-K for All, a version of the program for 3-year-olds, in 2017. Pre-K for All operates through a mixed-delivery system, and children are served by community-based organizations, public schools, and Pre-K Centers, the last of which are pre-K and 3-K-only facilities run by Department of Education (DOE) staff. All 4-year-olds are eligible for "School Day" slots, which provide education and care for 6 hours and 20 minutes a day during the school year, which typically runs from September to June. Some families are eligible for additional programs, including extended-day and extended-year education and care. Expansion efforts in the City are currently stalled as a new administration may pull back expanding access for both pre-K and 3K.Learn More: New York City Pre-K
Demographics Link copied!
8,335,879 Source U.S. Census, 2022
Persons under 5 years old
6.20% Source U.S. Census, 2020
Poverty levels: Children 0-8 below 200% poverty
45% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Median family income among households with children
$69,400.00 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
5.70% Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022
Children under age 6 with all available parents in the labor force
55% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Children living in households with a high housing cost burden
49% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Additional data coming soon!