New School Construction

New York STEAM Pre-K Center Begins Construction

New York City officials including Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the start of construction of a new state-of-the-art Pre-K Center in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens on Oct. 31. The center will focus on early childhood STEAM education, offering a first of its kind in New York City. The center is partnering with New York Hall of Science to offer teachers, students and families direct access to resources.

“Free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K puts our kids on the path to success, and we have made it a right – not a privilege – for every 4-year-old in New York City,” said Mayor de Blasio. “This new Pre-K Center is proof of our commitment to expanding Pre-K to meet the needs of every community, and investing in state-of-the-art STEAM education for our children.”

The Pre-K Center will serve 300 students and will feature 17 Pre-K classrooms, two exercise rooms and outdoor playground and a community and parent room. The center is being built by the School Construction Authority and is scheduled to open in Fall 2021.

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Yvonne Marquez is senior editor of Spaces4Learning K-12. She can be reached at ymarquez@1105media.com.