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Half-Day Pre-K Gets a Lifeline in New York City

Aug 19, 2015

New York City will offer 4,500 half-day prekindergarten slots this year, addressing concerns from some parents that their young children weren’t ready for more intensive full-day classroom experiences.


Programs were notified this week whether they were approved to offer half-day slots, leaving some parents hurrying to shift plans three weeks before school starts on Sept. 9.


"Now that we got it, a big scramble is about to get under way," said Alice Mulligan, executive director at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool in Bay Ridge, which was waiting to hear whether it had been approved to offer half-day slots in addition to its full-day program. She said she received the approval Tuesday night.


"It’s definitely good news for our families—we could fill our seats this second."


Read the full article from The Wall Street Journal here.