Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina
United States of America

NYC is creating space for 70,000 new pre-K students in 2014-2015. As early childhood educators, we know that it is critical that these programs be of the highest quality.

Research and expertise in early childhood education make it clear that high quality early childhood programming means: small class size, warm teacher-child relationships, activities that promote interaction between peers and teachers, class time devoted to open-ended play and exploration and opportunities for children to discover their core capactities and themselves as learners.

We, the undersigned, call on Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Farina to use the research and expertise of early childhood educators to create high quality early childhood classrooms as they implement the new Pre-K programming in NYC.

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The High Quality Early Childhood Progams petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina was written by Sara Edlin and is in the category Education at GoPetition.