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Sunnyside UP Pre-kindergarten Program

Sunnyside Up FREE Pre-Kindergarten Program  

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

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 2014).  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 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: $790 (includes breakfast and lunch.)


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.


Friday, January 26, 5 p.m.
Thursday, February 8, 9 a.m.
Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.

  • Learn more about our program
  • Take a tour
  • Get assistance with applying

Open House sessions will meet at 39-01 Queens Blvd. On February 8, please use our entrance on 39th Street. For more information or to RSVP for one of the Open House dates, please call 718-784-6173 ext. 410 or e-mail:

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