Long Island Pre-K Initiative
The Long Island Pre-K Initiative is a grant-funded project that is part of the Regional Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) that seeks to strengthen partnerships between school districts and community-based organizations and to share information about research, policy and best practices for early learning. Administered by Nassau BOCES, it is supported with expertise from Choice for All; The Early Years Institute and funds from the Rauch and Hagedorn Foundations. Our partners: Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Western Suffolk BOCES, and the Child Care Councils of Nassau and Suffolk.
Pre-K News and Resources
Asw. Solages and Sen. Martinez Secure State Funding for a Regional Pre-K Technical Assistance Center on Long Island
Long Island Pre-K initiative celebrates $475K in funding for the LI RTAC
Kindergarten-ready skills handout now available in eight languages
Just added: versions in Korean and Arabic to versions in English, Spanish, Urdu, Chinese, Turkish and Haitian-Creole.
"Docs for Tots": Local pediatricians working to find and address problems early
"In the old days people would say, 'Let's wait six months' [if a child wasn't meeting milestones]," says Dr. Elizabeth Isakson, the executive director of a Queens-based nonprofit called Docs for Tots.
1000 Books Before K: Nat’l Program is a hit on Long Island
Public libraries are partners In early literacy efforts.
Free teacher’s guide to help foster appreciation of outdoors
"Our Natural World" has step-by-step outlines for 16 nature studies.