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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

The Mount Vernon City School District offers full-day universal pre-kindergarten to families in the district. The program offers an evidence-based curriculum taught by highly qualified Pre-K teachers and teaching assistants who are specially trained to build a nurturing classroom environment. Children will engage in growth and educational experiences, such as field trips, activities about families, digital communications, computer coding and iPad use. The robust curriculum includes reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Students will develop social and emotional skills while learning in whole groups and small groups.

Regular assessments of a child’s learning ensure that a child is on track for success in kindergarten.
Pre-K is currently available at the following locations: Mount Vernon High School, Parker School, Graham School, Pennington School, Holmes School, Williams School, Traphagen School, Mandela/Zollicoffer School and Columbus School.

Pre-kindergarten Curriculum

The Universal Prekindergarten Department has developed a comprehensive Curriculum Map which outlines the learning expectations, standards, and outcomes for all student enrolled in our Program. The Curriculum Map provides teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and administrators with detailed information to support the implementation of academic and social emotional learning. Although the document is quite detailed, there is room for teachers to differentiate based on student data. Families may peruse this document in order to gain an understanding of what happens daily in each classroom.

Click Here to view the Universal Pre-K Curriculum Map

Click Here to view the Our Lady of Victory School Pre-K 4 Curriculum Map


Upcoming Events

Please find important links and flyers below. Please only sign up for events if you are sure you can attend all days and event programs.

Pre-K Spring Family Academy (in person at Mount Vernon High School)
April 27, May 4, and May 11

First page of the PDF file: Pre-K Saturday Academy Spring Event

PreK Paint and Lit Event (Virtual)
April 25 at 6:00pm on Zoom 

Pre-K Paint and Lit Night

PreK Kitchen Cooking Class (in-person at Mount Vernon High School)
May 9, 2024

Kids in the Kitchen

Ready, Set, Go Kindergarten Program
July 8 -August 1 (Monday to Thursday ONLY)

MVCSD Pre-K Summer Program 2024


Contact Info

Office of Prekindergarten for the
Mount Vernon City School District

Mount Vernon High School
Room 125
100 California Road
Mount Vernon, New York 10553
Gayle White Wallace, Ed.D.
Director of Prekindergarten, Gifted and Talented and Special Projects
(914) 358-2375

Sheena Bell
Secretary to Dr. White Wallace
(914) 358-2430