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Happy Dragon Children and Family Center

Grades: Pre-K
Staff Pick
5805 7th Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11220
Phone: 718-439-8816

Our Insights

At Happy Dragon, children are encouraged to draw and write and learn in an age-appropriate way, according to NYC school's Chancellor Carmen Farina, who visited the center in 2014. The majority of the children speak Cantonese or Mandarin.

The school makes sure all three languages are in each classroom, through teachers' and teaching assistants, according to a New York Daily News article.

The center does a "good job of hiring teachers," Farina wrote in a letter following her visit. Classrooms have a nice selection of books and kids focus on specific authors and themes. Teachers make sure kids learn how to be independentfor example, they serve themselves lunch instead of teachers serving lunch.(Lydie Raschka, web reports, July 2016)

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School Stats

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2019-2020

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 the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

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

Contact & Location


Sunset Park (District 20)
Trains: N Line to 8th Ave; R Line to 59th St
Buses: B11, B16, B63, B70, B9


Other Details

Shared campus?
Metal detectors?

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