Pre-K

Ten-day quarantines are forcing families to keep young kids home, causing chaos for those in need of child care — regardless of negative COVID test results.
Queens’ Little Elms Child Care Center — which operates rent-free at the city hospital — was relied upon by staffers and locals with few area options.
Years of insufficient state funding and closure of private pre-K programs cited among reasons for looming shortage of special education slots.
Pay for teachers in publicly funded but privately run programs would rise by October 2021 to $69,000 — on par with first-year public school teachers.
The tentative pact marks the second recent labor agreement aiming to bring the teachers’ pay in line with their peers who work in public schools.
The mayor of America’s biggest city touts accomplishments from Pre-K to policing as he readies for the campaign trail. Here’s how he’s delivered.
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