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Back to School

Submitted by Get Healthy Heights on August 30, 2016 at 6:24pm.
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After a summer full of fun activities and warm weather the start of the school year is around the corner. If you have kids the time has come to get ready to go back to school. Whether you are getting ready to send your child to school for the first time or are a seasoned back-to-school veteran, you might be looking for local resources on New York City schools. Get Healthy Heights can help with that.

Local Schools
Are you new to the Washington Heights-Inwood neighborhoods? If you are interested in finding information about the local elementary, middle and high schools in Washington Heights-Inwood the Education page on Get Healthy Heights can help you.

Click here to learn more about the local schools in the area.

Universal Pre-K
Universal Pre-K also called Pre-K for All, gives children stronger math and reading skills in elementary school and a better chance at success in life. Studies show that early childhood education improves performance throughout a child’s school experience. In these high-quality programs, children develop and learn how to interact with others, share, wait their turns, and listen.

If you are interested in the Universal Pre-K program for children in New York City, Get Healthy Heights can connect you to information from the Department of Education here.

How do I know if my child is eligible?
If you live in New York City and your child was born in 2012 you are still eligible to apply for the Universal Pre-K programs for the 2016-2017 school year.

New Universal Pre-K programs were added during the summer and slots are still available. To get information on Get Healthy Heights about the Universal Pre-K program, including the DOE’s Pre-K finder click here.

Early Childhood Centers
The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5.

Head Start services are responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage. The program offers health, nutrition, social and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.

To find out more about the Head Start Program on Get Healthy Heights, including how to find a program near you click here.

After School Programs
If your kids are already enrolled in school, but you are having a hard time finding an after school program there are several free, high quality, programs available in Washington Heights-Inwood.

NYC Parks Afterschool Program
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation offers an after school program for children ages six to 13. Registration for the program is now open and the program begins on Monday, September 19th. To find more information about the program on Get Healthy Heights and how to register click here.

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
DYCD offers several free and highly engaging after school programs for children in New York City from K-12. To find more information on Get Healthy Heights about DYDC’s after school programs click here.