CapitalNY: De Blasio allies organize lawmaker visits to pre-K programs
Capital New York:
A pre-K advocacy group allied with Mayor Bill de Blasio is inviting state legislators from both parties to visit pre-K centers in the city, the most recent effort in a prolonged push to convince Albany’s influencers to fight for the mayor’s pre-K tax plan.
The first taker was Assembly education chair Catherine Nolan, a labor-friendly Queens Democrat, who yesterday visited Sunnyside Community Services to observe its half-day pre-K program. Administrators of the Sunnyside program will apply to make it a full-day program if funding is made available through de Blasio’s proposed tax hike.
(The executive director of the Sunnyside pre-K center, Judy Zangwill, said in a statement from organizers that her program will be “first in line to apply for full-day funding from the City.”)