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District Announces Pre-Registration for 2019-2020 Free Full-day Pre-Kindergarten Program

The Mount Vernon City School District announced pre-registration dates and locations for its full day Pre-Kindergarten classes, which begin September 9. Registration will begin on Monday, February 11.

The Mount Vernon Pre-Kindergarten Program offers a well-implemented, evidence-based curriculum taught by highly qualified Pre-K teachers and teaching assistants who are specially trained to utilize developmentally appropriate activities, implement standards-based instruction, and build a nurturing classroom environment for all young learners. Mount Vernon Pre-K provides regular assessments of a child’s learning that are built into the curriculum, so teachers will ensure a child is on track for success in kindergarten.

Children will engage in growth and educational experiences, such as field trips, activities about families, digital communications, computer coding and iPad usage. The robust curriculum includes reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Students will learn in whole groups and small groups and develop social and emotional skills.

Children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2019. To register, bring the child’s birth certificate, immunizations, two proofs of residency, including a current lease or deed, a utility bill or mail from a government agency, and picture identification. Seats will be filled on a first come, first-served basis.

Interested families can attend registration sessions at the following locations:

  • Mount Vernon Head Start, 135 Union Avenue: Monday, Feb. 11 – Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Toddler’s Park, 260 S. 4th Avenue: Thursday, Feb. 14 – Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cecil H. Parker Elementary School, 461 S. 6th Avenue: Monday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Traphagen School, 72 Lexington Avenue: Thursday, Feb. 28 – Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Holmes School, 195 N. Columbus Avenue: Monday, March 4 – Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Graham School, 421 E. 5th Street: Thursday, March 7 – Friday, March 8, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Edward Williams Elementary School, 9 Union Avenue: Monday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Hamilton Elementary School, 20 Oak Street: Thursday, March 14 – Friday, March 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Rebecca Turner Elementary School, 625 South 4th Avenue: Monday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Grimes Elementary School, 58 South 10th Avenue, Thursday, March 21 – Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Lincoln Elementary School, 170 E. Lincoln Avenue: Monday, March 25 – Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Columbus School, 455 N. High Street: Thursday, March 28 – Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Friendship for Tots, 261 E. Lincoln Avenue: Monday, April 1 – Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Pennington Elementary School, 20 Fairway: Thursday, April 4 – Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Our Lady of Victory, 38 N. 5th Avenue: Monday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Mount Vernon Daycare, 151 S. 2nd Avenue: Thursday, April 11- Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Mount Vernon CAG Day Care Center, 250 S. 6th Avenue: Thursday, April 25 – Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information, call the Mount Vernon Pre-K Office at (914) 665-5077.