“An essential first step”
“NYC’s universal pre-K plan will give children of poverty-stricken, non-English speaking, and dysfunctional families the opportunity to get ready for kindergarten,” writes Virginia, an educator from Manhattan.
“Kindergarten is preparation for Grades 1 and 2, and the ability to read is essential for self-esteem and academic success. You can only do well in kindergarten by knowing the basics of social behavior and school protocols as well as age-appropriate fluency in the language(s) of instruction. Pre-K is an essential first step in our kids’ learning.”
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