The Century Foundation, the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, and Nebraska Loves Public Schools invite you to join us for a film screening of the short documentary Ready for Kindergarten and lively discussion about the future of public investments in early childhood education in New York City and beyond.

Any New York City family that wants a pre-K seat for their four-year-old can now access one, free of charge. This expansion of universal pre-K is a huge achievement for Mayor de Blasio’s administration and a win for the nearly 70,000 families with four-year-olds currently enrolled—but how do we ensure that this important investment is sustained, and what comes next?

What will it take to sustain funding for universal pre-K? What are the benefits of funding universal programs that provide access across the economic spectrum? And could New York City become a model for the rest of the country as we approach the 2016 presidential campaign?

Watch Deputy Mayor Richard Buery's remarks from the event:

Speakers will include:

  • Ron Azoulay from Nebraska Loves Public Schools
  • Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives
  • Mary Cheng from Little Star of Broome Street
  • Betty Holcomb from Center for Children’s Initiatives
  • Sally Nellson Barrett from Nebraska Loves Public Schools
  • Halley Potter from The Century Foundation
  • Elaine Weiss from Broader, Bolder Approach to Education

Watch the film trailer:


For more information about this event, please contact [email protected].