Welcome to the District 30 3K/Pre-K Centers located in Queens, New York!


New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Pre-K Centers: Unique learning environments dedicated exclusively to pre-K students and led and operated by NYCDOE staff. Pre-K Centers are located either in existing district school buildings or standalone new NYCDOE sites.


District 30 Pre-K Centers will partner with all families, students, and the school community to build and sustain an equitable and supportive learning environment that ensures high-quality instruction, develops confidence, taps into student's natural curiosity, and creates caring, capable, enthusiastic, life long learners. 

Dr. Philip A. Composto

Superintendent, District 30


Dr. Suzan H. Goldstein


District 30 Pre-K Centers


Mrs. Anne Hogan

Assistant Principal



In 3K/Pre-K we respect and value differences by creating a community based on trust and understanding which all children, families, and staff feel welcome and included, embracing diversity in many ways. (race, ethnicity, socioeconomics status, gender, cultural backgrounds, housing status and sexual orientation)

Instructional Focus

Our instructional focus is to use our data to meet our 3K/Pre-K learners at their individualized entry points to drive our instruction using social emotional, equitable, and culturally responsive measures, including students with special needs, students from low-income families, and students for whom English is a new language.

Our Goals:

  • Provide a safe, accepting and caring environment for all children.

  • Assist each child to grow to their fullest potential by recognizing each stage of development and design and environment (i.e. curriculum, facilities, and staff) to nurture and facilitate growth during each stage.

  • Help children develop and use their problem solving skills.

  • Encourage and build self-confidence and self-esteem through a variety of learning activities.

  • Contribute to the development of physical growth, creativity, self-concept, social awareness and intellectual curiosity in children.

  • Assist parents in understanding the developmental stages of their child, enabling them to contribute most effectively to the child’s growth and enrichment.

  • Encourage and develop new friendships.

Available At:

Q972: PreK Center at 27-35 Jackson Avenue Long Island City

Q389: PreK Center at 96-10 23rd Avenue East Elmhurst

Languages: Spanish and English

Available At:

Q397: PreK Center at 32-52 37th Street Astoria

Q389: PreK Center at 96-10 23rd Avenue East Elmhurst

Dual Language

The goal of Dual Language (DL) instruction is to enable children to become bi-literate (not just bi-lingual) over the course of their education.  Screened and selected children are supported in their development of both English and Spanish languages.


The program supports children whose home language is Spanish, as well as English-speaking children who are interested in learning a second language. Half of the students selected will be those with a home language of Spanish, and half from whose home language is English.

Lenguaje Dual


Programas de lenguaje dual (DL) proporcionan instrucción en dos idiomas: inglés y el idioma materno, como español, chino o francés, entre otros. El objetivo es que todos los niños sean bilingües en el curso de su educación. Estos programas apoyan a los niños cuya lengua materna no es el inglés, y también a los niños cuya lengua materna es inglés y que están interesados ​​en aprender un segundo idioma. A través de interacciones, apoyo y la enseñanza, los niños desarrollaran dos idiomas.

En las clases de idioma dual, el idioma hablado en el hogar y el inglés se utilizan igualmente.

La lengua materna de los niños se utilizará para dar prioridad a los solicitantes.

Benefits of Dual Language for the Individual:


  • Higher academic performance

  • More likely to acquire a 3rd or 4th language

  • Better intergroup relations

  • More job opportunities

  • Increased career progress

  • Higher salary

  • Delay of certain brain diseases

  • Cognitive advantages

Beneficios del lenguaje dual para las personas:


  • Un mayor rendimiento académico

  • Más probabilidades de adquirir una tercera o cuarta lengua

  • Mejores relaciones intergrupales

  • Más oportunidades de empleo

  • Aumenta el progreso profesional

  • Salario más alto

  • Retraso de ciertas enfermedades cerebrales

  • Ventaja cognitiva