Through 3-K for All and Pre-K for All, the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) is committed to providing free, high-quality early childhood care and education that gives all children a strong start in school and life. As educators, you are the foundation of early childhood care and education in New York City, and play a critical role in ensuring that all children and families are on a path to lifelong success. Working together, we will strengthen and expand early learning opportunities to create a unified birth-to-five system of early care and education programs in the coming years.
Program Quality Standards
The Program Quality Standards (PQS) define our vision for high-quality early childhood programming for three- and four-year-olds. These practices are the means for children to gain the knowledge and skills outlined in the Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC).
- Program Quality Standards
Have a question? Contact the DECE at EarlyChildhood@schools.nyc.gov.