“On the Upper East Side we’ve increased the number of pre-kindergarten seats sevenfold, that started by recruiting community-based organizations then building our way out with three new centers boasting more than 400 new seats,” City Councilman Kallos said in a statement.
Local Congressmember Carolyn Maloney said Wednesday that one of the most common complaints her office receives from neighborhood residents is the lack of pre-k seats on the Upper East side. The opening of the new East 76th Street center means “180 less calls,” but also represents the “best investment” the city can make in young students.
With the addition of the East 76th Street pre-k center Manhattan’s School District 2 now has the third largest pre-k center capacity in the city, Aneesha Jacko, director of District 2 pre-k centers, said Wednesday.
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