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District 2 Pre-K Center at P.S. 343 The Peck Slip School

Grades: Pre-K
Staff Pick
1 Peck Slip
New York NY 10038
Phone: 212-422-6310

Our Insights

What’s Special

Gorgeous building and experienced staff

The Downside

Classes need more children

Housed in a lovely new building, the Pre-K Center at Peck Slip has room for 10 classrooms. Opened in 2015 in The Peck Slip School, the Pre-K Center has its own administration and, unlike the elementary school, accepts children who live anywhere in the city. One child even comes from the Bronx.

Site Director Cynthia Lasano, is an experienced early childhood educator having served as an instructional coach in District 27 and a kindergarten teacher at PS 51 in Queens. She said she has hired experienced pre-kindergarten teachers.

The classrooms are cheerful and well-equipped. Teachers use the Creative Curriculum, which emphasizes project-based learning. Children may measure the length of their own bodies with blocks and ask questions such as How many blocks are in our bodies? and How many letters are in your name?

Classes are held from 8:50 am to 3:10 pm.

At the time of our visit, only four classrooms were being used and each only had 10 children. The center opened in late August without a lot of publicity, and teachers speculated that many parents had already made arrangements for their children by that time. (Clara Hemphill, October 2015)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Pre-K seats

From 2020 School Directories

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Financial District (District 2)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line, A Line, C Line, J Line, Z Line to Fulton St
Buses: M15, M55


Aneesha Jacko

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building wth PS 343 Peck Slip
Metal detectors?

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