“Preparations have commenced for prekindergarten teachers to enter the second year of New York City’s Pre-K for All program, which aims to provide free, high-quality, full-day pre-K to every four-year-old across the five boroughs.
This summer, Bank Street College of Education is providing professional development for the program in two areas essential to creating quality pre-K environments: Social & Emotional Learning, which helps young children to gain self-awareness and engage with others to build positive relationships; and Building Blocks, which embeds math learning into the early childhood setting to build students’ understanding of formal math concepts.
This is Bank Street’s second year as a partner in Pre-K for All, and the College is joined in supporting the program by CUNY and Fordham.
“Bank Street is deeply committed to ensuring every child has access to a high quality, engaging, and supportive learning environment,” said Shael Polakow-Suransky, President, Bank Street College of Education.
“We are thrilled to be partners with New York City in developing students’ effective mathematical skills through a strong child-centered curriculum and ensuring that their teachers are also well-prepared to support students’ social-emotional development.”