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Sunnyside UP Pre-Kindergarten Program

A student in the Sunnyside UP Pre-K program jumps rope outside
“I cannot say enough great things. I recommend Sunnyside UP to everyone!”  -  Maureen
Smiling child having fun at SCS Pre-Kindergarten Program
A student in the pre-kindergarten program paints on an easel
“The staff at Sunnyside UP Pre-K has been amazing and so helpful. Our child felt happy, secure, and curious attending the pre-K program.” – Khadija
Two Pre-Kindergarten students interact
Sunnyside UP Pre-K students in the computer lab

Sunnyside Up FREE Pre-Kindergarten Program  

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.


  • February 29, 10 am (Main Room)
  • For more information email or call 718-784-6173, ext. 410


    Sunnyside UP provides education for your child in an environment focused on exploration and discovery. Our curriculum and program use the Department of Education units of study that align with the Common Core standard. Free pre-K is available for students who are four years old (born in 2016).  Our classroom also serves 3-year-olds, subject to availability.

    • Diversity: Our school—and our staff—reflect the diversity of our Pre-k students and their families. We are multi-lingual and ready to prepare students regardless of their first language.
    • Creativity: Sunnyside Up provides learning experiences few other programs can—including the ability for children to participate in movement, music, and art exercises with seniors in our Adult Day Services Program. 
    • Beyond pre-K: Pre-k students at Sunnyside Up get priority enrollment in free after-school programs at PS 199, 150, or 343, if they attend. And as your child grows, we have programs for after-school, college and career readiness. Sunnyside Community Services provides an entire slate of activities and programs for all ages.

    Day-to-day at Sunnyside UP

    • In the classroom, we emphasize exploration and discovery as a way of learning. 
    • At playtime, students go to the local park for play and movement. When the weather does not permit, students engage in dance, stretching, and other movement exercises. 
    • At mealtime, students eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. Students learn about preparing, serving, and sharing food at mealtime.

    Other Care Options

    • Early drop-off: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Monthly Rate: $100
    • Aftercare: 2:50 to 6:00 p.m. - Monthly Rate: $320

    Snacks are provided for before and aftercare students.

    • Program for three-year-olds: 8:30 a.m.-2.50 p.m. - Monthly Rate: $980 (includes breakfast and lunch.)

    Sunnyside UP pre-Kindergarten is funded by the NYS Department of Education and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan.

    Contact Information

    39-01 Queens Boulevard
    Sunnyside, NY 11104

    Tel: 718-784-6173 ext. 410



    Contact us by e-mail or phone, or fill out our form below.  You can also stop by our offices at 39-01 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside, and pick up a paper application. To register online for Sunnyside UP pre-K as your 
    first choice, enter code 30QBGOFDPK on the online application.


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