Pre-Kindergarten for Three-Year Olds

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The goal of our Pre-Kindergarten for Three-Year Olds Program is to help children at an early age to develop key life skills that will lead them to a successful school path including: language/communication skills; early literacy skills/critical thinking; social/emotional development and motor skills.

What is it?

The New York State Pre-Kindergarten Program (3PK) is a state and district-funded program that provides educationally-based, high quality pre-kindergarten to 3-year-old children. The purpose is to increase the availability of high quality pre-kindergarten placements for high need children and schools within New York State. The program is FREE to all eligible children and operates 6.5 hours per day. Bussing is available through the district.

The 3PK program provides developmentally appropriate activities to help 3-year-olds prepare for UPK and Kindergarten. As NYS school standards and expectations become more rigorous, making sure young children enter school with basic skills in place is critical for success. All 3PK classes are taught by New York State certified teachers.
Program goals include creating high quality full day pre-kindergarten programs that assist children in developing language and communication skills; promoting early literacy skills and critical thinking; and fostering the requisite social and emotional development and motor skills necessary for school success.

Eligibility: Pre-Kindergarten for Three-Year Olds (3PK) - 3PK is open to children residing in the school district who are 3 years old on or before December 1st of the current school year.

Location and available spots:

Whitney Point School District 3PK at the Whitney Point Center

Total Slots: 14

Who is it for?

For children 3 years of age.

How does this benefit you?

Activities for Children:

  • Enjoy safe and licensed facilities
  • Be part of a high quality early childhood education program and learn important skills to prepare for entering into Kindergarten
  • Attain school readiness and early literacy development
  • Gain exposure to literature, both fiction and non-fiction
  • Learn math skills, science lessons, and discovery
  • Develop social skills and self-help skills
  • Engage in large motor and fine motor activities
  • Enjoy music, dance, and art
  • Get developmental and health screenings/assessments
  • Receive nutritious meals daily

Activities for Parents:

  • Participate in activities and workshops for parents
  • Engage in regular opportunities to volunteer for parents
  • Get the support in the learning journey of raising your child

Additional Benefits

Additionally, the program is designed to assure that the pre-kindergarten content is aligned with the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and connected to the kindergarten and early elementary curricula.

Contact Information

For information please contact Greater Opportunities at 607-723-6493.

Pre-Kindergarten for Three-Year Olds Forms

Select a form below to complete online.

Broome- Pre-K (3 year olds) Basic Contact Form