ERIC Number: ED473322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
New York City Universal Prekindergarten Frequently Asked Questions.
Springsteel, Amy; Cooper, Amy
Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) is a New York state early childhood initiative providing 4-year-olds access to comprehensive early childhood education experiences that promote their social-emotional, creative expressive/aesthetic, physical, cognitive, linguistic, and cultural development. The UPK initiative takes the form of a stand-alone program in a public or non-public school or is a component of a community program. This guide provides useful and commonly sought information about applying for and operating a UPK program in New York City. Following a glossary of terms and abbreviations, the guide presents frequently asked questions and their answers categorized alphabetically for ease of reference. Questions and answers relate to the following topics: access to public school services, budgets, calendars, contract administration, curricula, DOHMH license/requirements, enrollment/attendance, expansion, child care, fingerprinting/security clearance, insurance, meals, parent responsibility, payments, program models, religious icons, requests for proposals, staff development, teacher certification/requirements, and transportation of children. The guide's three appendices contain information on UPK program requirements and individual organizations relative responsibilities, timelines for proposals and contracts, and helpful phone numbers and website addresses. (KB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Enrollment, Grants, Grantsmanship, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Program Budgeting, Program Development
Child Care, Inc., 275 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001. Tel: 212-929-7604; Fax: 212-929-5785; Web site: http://www.childcareinc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the City of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Child Care, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)