MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (June 27, 2017) – The Mount Vernon City School District has a few openings available for FREE full day Pre-Kindergarten classes, which begin September 12.
Open seats are at Graham Elementary, Williams Elementary, Parker Elementary, Traphagen Elementary and Mount Vernon High School. Graham will have bus transportation available.
Seats will be filled on a first come, first-served basis. Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, at Rebecca Turner Elementary School, 625 South 4th Avenue. Registrations will be taken from 8 to 11:30 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 5 to 9 p.m. on select dates – July 9, 11, 12, 23-26; August 20-23, 27-30.
Children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2018. To register, bring the child’s birth certificate, immunizations, a current lease or deed, a utility bill and picture identification.
Studies have proven that children who attend public preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than children who don’t attend. Their more advanced pre-literacy and math skills help them advance in the early grades. This leads to:
-Higher graduation rates
-Higher achievement scores
-Higher overall academic achievement
-Reduced grade repetition
The Mount Vernon Pre-Kindergarten Program offers a well-implemented, evidence-based curriculum (DIG: Develop. Inspire. Grow!) taught by highly qualified Pre-K teachers and teaching assistants who are specially trained to utilize developmentally appropriate activities, implement standards-based instruction, and build a nurturing classroom environment for all little learners.
Children bring a variety of strengths and weaknesses to the classroom. Some may need additional support. Mount Vernon Pre-K provides regular assessments of a child’s learning that are built into the curriculum, so teachers will ensure a child is on track for success in kindergarten.
Children will engage in growth and educational experiences, such as field trips, activities about families, digital communications, computer coding and iPad usage. The robust curriculum includes reading, writing, math, science, and social studies learning necessary for success. Students will learn in whole groups and small groups and develop social and emotional skills.
For further information — Call the Pre-K Office at (914) 665-5077.
About Mount Vernon City School District
With more than 8,000 students in 16 schools, and students returning from private schools, the Mount Vernon City School District is committed to providing a quality education to its children as well as developing programs that meet the diverse academic and social needs of its students.