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  • Early Development
    • ACS Child Care Options
      • EarlyLearn NYC programs offer quality Child Care and Head Start programming in safe, clean and high quality settings that provide social and intellectual development, preparing your child for kindergarten today and a successful future tomorrow. Besides EarlyLearn NYC programs, which are all contracted with the city, there are also privately-run child care options where children are cared for in centers or in someone’s home. Most privately run centers and individual home-based providers are licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
    • NYC Early Literacy Learning Program (NYCELL)
      • Toddlers can receive reading and speaking help with the Early Literacy Learning Program. Families in the program read out loud, get free books and toys, and go on field trips to help children develop language skills.
    • Children’s Aid 
      • Children’s Aid Early Childhood programs nurture and serve more than 1,000 children (ages 0-5) and their families during the most critical stages of childhood development.
    • Early Intervention Program
      • The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention.
    • 3-K for All
      • Learn about early childhood education programs for 3-year-olds.
    • Head Start Program
      • Get information about educational programs and activities for children ages 3 and 4.
    • Day Care Center Complaint
      • Make a complaint about a day care center or child care provider.
    • Day Care Center Referral
      • Get a referral to a licensed child care program.
    • Pre-K
      • All children turning 4 are eligible for free NYC Pre-Kindergarten
    • Free Family Fun in NYC
      • New York City is a great place for families. One thing that helps: free-admission days at museums, gratis concerts and films, complimentary story sessions and exciting events that make local entertainment more affordable than you might expect. We’ve rounded up the best free ways for visiting and resident families to get out and about.
  • Public School Enrollment
    • Get information about the admissions process for public elementary, middle, and high schools.
  • Special Education Services
    • Get information about special education evaluations and services for public school students ages 4 to 21 with disabilities.
  • Summer School
    • Get information about summer school and other summer learning activities for NYC public school students.
  • The Brooklyn Parent Guide To Public Education (English) / The Brooklyn Parent Guide To Public Education (Spanish)
    • Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams Presents: The Brooklyn Parent Guide To Public Education
  • Supporting Sustainability in Schools
    • Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams Presents: Supporting Sustainability in Schools: A Greener Path Forward
  • Brooklyn Public Library
    • As an independent system, separate from the New York City and Queens libraries, Brooklyn Public Library serves the borough’s 2.5 million residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 1,100 free Internet-accessible computers.
  • NYC Education Resources; Pre-K through 12th Grade
    • Enrollment, transfers, special programs, administration, tests, and school performance. Higher & Continuing Education
    • Higher education, preparation and savings programs, and scholarships.
  • Public Schools Map
    • Map of Brooklyn Elementary, Middle and High Schools
  • Inside Schools
    • Inside Schools is dedicated to improving schools for every child in the city. They provide authoritative independent information about New York City’s public schools. They want to tell you what’s really going on because test scores don’t tell the whole story. Inside Schools visit hundreds of schools each year and interview thousands of people—principals, teachers, students, and parents. They observe what’s happening in the classrooms, cafeterias, hallways and even the bathrooms.
  • PTAlink
    • PTAlink’s mission is to improve the quality of education for all children in the New York City public school system by making parent organizations stronger and more effective. PTAlink facilitates the growth and success of parent organizations and builds a collaborative community across public schools by providing parent leaders with information, tools, and support, as well as the opportunity to share experiences and best practices.
  • Chalkbeat
    • Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most. Their mission is to inform the decisions and actions that lead to better outcomes for children and families by providing deep, local coverage of education policy and practice.
  • Alliance for Quality Education New York
    • The Alliance for Quality Education is a coalition mobilizing communities across the state to keep New York true to its promise of ensuring a high-quality public school education to all students regardless of zip code.
  • Free Programs
    • New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities–from paid museum internships to free science research programs. The free and low-cost programs listed here are a great way to explore new interests, get extra support, and supplement what is being taught during the school day. The list is not exhaustive and we welcome new listings.
  • Engage NY
    • A free website which gives access to practice English and math materials for Pre- K to 12th
  • The School of Cooperative Technical Education
    • Co-op Tech is an alternative high school of more than 1,500 students. The school provides educational options for teenagers who have belatedly realized their interest in Career and Technical Education High Schools but missed the deadline to apply. The target student is 16 years old or in the eleventh grade. The school offers courses in carpentry, medical billing and coding, computer repair and more.
  • The School of Cooperative Technical Education
    • Co-op Tech is an alternative high school of more than 1,500 students. The school provides educational options for teenagers who have belatedly realized their interest in Career and Technical Education High Schools but missed the deadline to apply. The target student is 16 years old or in the eleventh grade. The school offers courses in carpentry, medical billing and coding, computer repair and more.
  • College and beyond
    • Undergraduate Application Guide
      • The transition from high school to college can be a rigorous journey, one where preparation is key. With the application process underway now, BestColleges.com is a guide for students beginning the college application process, a guide that outlines the process from beginning to end!
      • The key to the application process is preparation and keeping on top of important dates, including key pieces:
        • Admissions exams
        • Personal statements and entrance essays
        • Letters of recommendation
        • Interviews and campus visits
      • This guide is a one-stop location where students can understand, plan, and navigate their way through the college application process.
    • Center for School, College, and Career Resources (CSCCR)
      • Comprehensive guide on the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). It includes the 35 examination subjects, what’s on each test, how to prepare, registration timelines, and advice from actual CLEP exam coaches. This guide focuses on helping students understand how an IB program can help with college, breaks down the differences between AP and IB courses and provides tips for students choosing an IB program.
    • Credits Before College
      • This guide provides an extensive overview of AP courses and how to earn college credits. It includes information on how AP classes can save money and time, provides questions students can take to their counselors and describes how students can take advantage of AP classes offered online.
    • College Board
      • The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
    • College Tips and Trips
      • An easy to use the site to navigate different colleges and tips for applying and prepping for college life.
    • City University of New York (CUNY)
      • The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 247,000 adults continuing and professional education students at 24 campuses across New York City.
    • The State University of New York (SUNY)
      • SUNY offers students a wide diversity of educational options including short-term vocational/technical courses, certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degree programs, graduate degrees, and post-doctoral studies. SUNY provides access to almost every field of academic or professional study within the system with over 7,000 degree and certificate programs.
    • Long Island University Brooklyn
      • LIU Brooklyn offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees, doctoral programs, advanced certificates, and continuing education programs.
    • Pratt Institute
      • With a 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, a creative hub in the midst of a renaissance, and another in Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and culture. The Institute’s campus in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn is adjacent to the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, a nexus for innovation and entrepreneurship.
    • Brooklyn Law School
      • Brooklyn Law School offers the ultimate urban campus, uniquely situated in New York City, at the intersection of Brooklyn Heights’ beautiful historic district, the Brooklyn Civic Center, and downtown Brooklyn. The campus is at the heart of a distinctive legal, cultural, social, and visually stunning neighborhood that draws visitors from around the world to its cool communities and tree-lined streets.
    • St. Francis College
      • St. Francis College has a proud heritage of preparing students to take their places as leaders in their fields and to become contributing members of society. With a mission founded on the ideals and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, the College plays a vital role in the community and in the lives of its students and alumni.
    • ASA College
      • The mission of ASA College is to educate a diverse and qualified student population to become responsible professionals committed to lifelong learning by equipping them with a firm academic foundation and career-specific competencies.
      • ASA offers high-quality degree and certificate programs that respond to the needs of students and employers in a global economy.
    • NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
      • Invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It is New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering’s fundamental way of approaching academics and research by arming faculty and students with the tools and resources to turn their inspiration into applications, products, and services that take flight towards the market.
  • Tutoring
    • Sylvan
      • Whatever the grade or skill level, Sylvan helps children to overcome tough subjects, rediscover the joy of learning and work towards real success in the classroom and beyond.
    • Kumon
      • Kumon Math and Reading Centers develop the untapped potential of each and every child through building confidence and developing skills in the fundamental building blocks of math and reading.
    • Literacy Partners
      • Literacy Partners offers FREE classes for adults, ages 16 and over. Our classes include Pre-HSE, HSE, and ESOL. Literacy Partners works with our community partners to recruit students for our adult literacy courses. Presently, we have open enrollment for our classes.
    • Top Honors
      • Free math tutoring for middle school students
    • Tutoring and Educational Support Services
      • Get academic assistance for a student.