Universal Pre-K (Ages 4-5)

Bunny Hill  proudly offers NYC Pre-K for All program for children who are turning 4 years old by December of the current year for Bay Ridge and Long Island City Locations. This is a NYC-funded program which runs from September to June. The school day is for 6 hours and 20 minutes. There is also an after school program we offer to our matriculated Pre-K For All students.

Curriculum - Interdisciplinary Units of Study

Pre-K for All’s research-based Interdisciplinary Units of Study, created by the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) in collaboration with researchers, support student learning in all domains using developmentally appropriate practice. 

The 10 interdisciplinary units, grounded in the Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC), follow the Scope and Sequence for the Units of Study. 

 

Student Assessment Tool - Work Sampling System

The Work Sampling System (WSS) is an authentic assessment system that informs educators about their students' skills, behaviors, and academic achievement across seven domains:

  1. Personal & Social

  2. Language & Literacy

  3. Mathematical Thinking

  4. Scientific Thinking

  5. Social Studies

  6. The Arts

  7. Physical Development & Health

Teachers develop student portfolios by collecting student observations and work samples throughout the year for three Citywide Checkpoint periods: Fall, Winter, and Spring. For more information, please see Work Sampling System/Online

Program Assessment Tool -

Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and Early Childhood Environmental Rating System – Revised (ECERS-R) 

The NYCDOE uses the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and the Early Childhood Environmental Ratings Scale – Revised (ECERS-R) tools to understand the extent to which pre-K programs are successful at reaching those high-quality standards that support student development and learning across all five domains of the State pre-K Learning Standards.

  • The CLASS tool measures the extent to which programs are successful at reaching the standards related to interactions between teaching staff and children, which research suggests is the foundation of student learning and development.

  • The ECERS-R tool measures the extent to which programs are successful at reaching many of the standards related to the pre-K learning environment. Research shows that the learning environment, as measured by the ECERS, relates to child outcomes.