Multilingual forum in Flushing next month to help parents enroll their children in Pre-K programs

Photo courtesy of Koo's offce

City Councilman Peter Koo alongside Danielle DiMango from the Department of Education School District 25 announced on Friday a multilingual Pre-Kindergarten Information Session to take place next month in Flushing that will inform parents about enrolling their child in school for the first time.

Koo and DiMango introduced new Pre-K information guides — translated in several languages Korean, Chinese, Spanish and English — at Koo’s Flushing office located at 135-27 38th Ave.

“The city’s Pre-K application process can be a daunting experience for first-time parents, especially if English is not your first language,” said Koo. “Naturally, parents have many questions when enrolling their child in school for the first time, so we decided to host this multilingual information session so all parents in our community are well informed about their options for early childhood education.”

Representatives will be present from the DOE’s Office of Student Enrollment, and the Family Welcome Center from District 25 will present and host a Question and Answer session.  Translation for the session will be available in Chinese, Korean and Spanish.

“We are more than happy to support our families of the newest and youngest learners,” said Di Mango. “There are more than enough seats for everyone. No one should be worried that we are running out of seats. We’ll find you a pre-k seat.”

Families do not have to apply to District 25 schools, according to DiMango. Parents can find a site that best fits their needs and children outside of the district.

Parents can also set up an account on Myschools.nyc to apply for Pre-K and receive information about programs their children are accepted to, said Di Mango.

The Pre-Kindergarten Information Session will take place at the Flushing Library — located at 41-17 Main St. — on Tuesday, Feb. 12. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This year, the application deadline for students born in 2015 is March 15 for the September 2019 school year.

Parents can RSVP at 718-888-8747, or email jchen@council.nyc.gov.


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