In January 2014, incoming NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio announced an initiative to expand access to Universal Pre-K (UPK) throughout New York City. This initiative has massive potential to make a difference in the lives of students throughout the city, particularly in the Borough of Queens, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world. Of a population of 2.2 million, 48% of Queens residents are foreign-born.
Understanding that quality early childhood education is essential for literacy development, school readiness, and subsequent school and career success, especially for children from families with lower incomes and newly arrived immigrant families, Queens Library recognized a significant community service opportunity that would seamlessly extend their mission and help it’s young learners.
On our webinar on December 16, UPK programmers Nick Buron and Gillian Miller will talk about the process of creating a library-based UPK program in the most diverse county in the world. They'll discuss day-to-day operations as well as managing the complex challenges that arise.
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