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Sunnyside UP Pre-K and 3-K Programs

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-K and 3-K Programs 

For more information email or call 718-784-6173, ext. 535

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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. 

Who is eligible

  • Pre-K is free for students age four—born in 2019 for the 2023-24 school year.
  • 3-K is free for students age three—born in 2020 for the 2023-24 school year.

What we offer

  • Diversity: Our school—and our staff—reflect the diversity of our 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 early education: Pre-K and 3-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

Parent Testimonials

Cooper's Family

Dean's Mom

Parent Perspectives

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. 535


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 as your first choice, enter code 30QBGO on the online application.


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