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  • ๐Ÿ”น The pre-K application for the 2020-2021 school year is now open! All NYC families with children born in 2016 can apply to Pre-K for All by March 16, 2020. Pre-K admissions is not first come, first servedโ€”all applications submitted by the March 16 deadline will be treated the same based on admissions priorities.

You can apply one of three ways:
๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Online through 24 hours a day in 10 languages
๐Ÿ“ž By phone at 718-935-2009: Monday through Friday, 8am โ€“ 6pm
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ In person at a Family Welcome Center: find hours and locations on our website
Visit to learn more.
  • ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› Itโ€™s #RespectForAll Week in @NYCSchools! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™ During the week, schools across the city will have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing programs to help students, staff and communities gain a better understanding of diversity. Schools may also start new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and focus on preventing bullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment. Suggested themes include: ๐Ÿ˜ Celebrating Kindness/Be an Ally
โŒ Anti-Bullying/Cyberbullying
๐ŸŒ Respect for Diversity, Religious Acceptance and Racial Diversity
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and LGBTQ pride and acceptance
๐ŸŽNational No One Eats Alone Day 
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  • ๐Ÿ”ธ All NYC families with children born in 2017 can now apply to #3KforAll between February 5 and April 24, 2020. We announced that 3-K for All is expanding to Districts 1 (Chinatown, East Village, LES) and 14 (Greenpoint, Williamsburg) in the Fall, bringing the total number of Districts to 16, spanning every borough across the City! 
Submit your application one of three ways:
๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Online with
๐Ÿ“ž By phone at 718-935-2009
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ In person at a Family Welcome Center
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  • โ€œWhen I started my first teaching apprenticeship I was excited, but also really nervous because I had never been in front of kids before. By the end of that first semester, I knew that teaching was what I really wanted to do with my life," says Kyle Pierre, who this January graduated from the DOEโ€™s Success Via Apprenticeship program.
Learn how he became a CTE teacher in the Academy of Innovative Technology in Brooklyn. [Link in bio] #WeAreDOE
  • โ€œMy work with #3KforAll & #preKforAll children, families, and teachers focuses on their social and emotional life. The goal is to create a sense of family and unity in our classrooms.โ€ Meet Darlene Sierra, a social worker supporting 10 early childhood programs #onStatenIsland. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ Whatโ€™s happening in her 3-K classrooms mirrors our expansion of social-emotional learning citywide and across grade levels. #WeAreDOE [Link in Bio]
  • โ€œWhen families from Haiti come to NYC, everything is very different from what they are used to and it's easy for them to get lost. Language is one barrier but so is the complexity of the school system, which is much smaller and simpler back home. So I feel that by translating documents that can guide those families, we can help them so much.โ€
That is why Martine Jolibois, leader of the Haitian Creole Team in the DOEโ€™s Translation & Interpretation Unit, describes herself as โ€œvery, very passionateโ€ about her work. Read more about her and the DOEโ€™s Translation and Interpretation team [Link in bio]  #WeAreDOE