If your child is turning three or four years old in 2022, it’s time to think about 3K or pre-kindergarten. Children born in 2018 and 2019 who live in New York City are eligible to participate in full day, free 3K and pre-kindergarten programs that are offered at ECDC Kaleidoscope.
Early Childhood Development Center Kaleidoscope is an education center created for young children to increase their exposure to the arts, nurture their creative expression, and to build a strong foundation for school readiness and life-long learning.
In our playful environment, children develop a strong kinesthetic awareness of themselves, build social skills, self-esteem, self-expression, and independent thinking.
Early Childhood Development Center Kaleidoscope offers breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the regular day and additional snacks for children that stay for the after school program. We also offer Morning, After school, Enrichment programs, mini camps and a Summer Program for a fee.
3K and Pre-K for All Schedule
Free Pre-K runs from 9:00 am – 3:20 pm Monday-Friday for 180 days during a school year. The preschool closely follows the NYC public school schedule.
• Parents who believe their child has special needs can have them evaluated by their local Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE). Let us know if you would like us to assist you in writing a request for your child’s free evaluation.
• If a student is determined to need special services, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed by the CPSE and the parent and the student will begin to receive free special services at his/her center.
Kaleidoscope incorporates Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Everyday Mathematics curriculum by McGraw Hill, and Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies social studies curriculum for its 3K program
Early Childhood Development Center Kaleidoscope incorporates 10 Interdisciplinary Units of Study created by the Division of Early Childhood Education to support student learning in all domains using developmentally appropriate practice. During the year, the units we explore are: Welcome to Pre-K, All About Us, Five Senses, Where We Live, Light, Transportation, Water, Plants, Babies, and Transformation.