Council Member Levine Statement on 3-K for All Expansion to Harlem, Washington Heights

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** February 2, 2018

CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 516-946-5253 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov

Hamilton Heights, NY – In response to Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today that the City’s investment in the Universal 3-K for All program will increase to $38.3 million by FY20, fostering an expansion to four additional districts in the coming years,City Council Member Mark Levine has released the following statement:

“Since the Universal Pre-K program’s historic creation four years ago, I am incredibly proud to have helped secure over 950 UPK seats in the 7th Council District, making our community’s schools stronger while easing childcare costs for countless families in Upper Manhattan. Building on that progress with free, full-day, high-quality ‘3-K for All’ means even more children have access to a critical year of academic and social development, putting them on a path to success earlier, in addition to saving their families up to $10,000 annually in child care costs.”

“I strongly encourage everyone in our community to call my office for assistance applying to 3-K programs, which begin in Harlem this fall, and I look forward to working with the Department of Education to secure as many UPK and 3-K seats for our Upper Manhattan neighborhoods in the coming years.”

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