Kindergarten Admissions

School Year 2022-2023


The kindergarten application deadline is January 18, 2022.

Enrollment Priority

    1. Zoned with siblings currently enrolled at P.S./I.S. 78Q
    2. Zoned


    • Create your MySchools account!
      • You’ll use MySchools to explore your child’s elementary school options, save your favorite programs, and submit your application.
    • Apply to kindergarten! You can submit your application one of two ways:

Parent Involvement

    • PTA
    • After School Office Hours
    • Parent Workshops
kindergarten kids

Educational Focus

    • Our curriculum addresses the NYS Next Generation Standards.
    • We believe in “Educating the Whole Child”.
    • Students are evaluated in each content area in September.
    • Current Cluster Programs: Physical Education, Art, Spanish, Music, and Technology.
    • Students with Disabilities and English as a New Language students needs are addressed.
    • Social-Emotional Learning.

Ready Gen Program

    • Designed to provide students with multiple opportunities to interact with complex topic-based texts.
    • The individual titles within the text sets are focused around a common topic.
      read across multiple texts to comprehend, compare, and develop deep, core understandings and key insights.
    • Provides ample opportunities for students to write about what they’ve read.
    • Focuses on general academic vocabulary with opportunities for reuse in multiple contexts.

Shared Reading

    • Teacher reads aloud and students join in.
    • Strategies are used to build reading skills by using word by word reading, story predictions, vocabulary and sight words.

Independent Reading

    • Children learn a variety of strategies to become stronger readers.

Word Study


    • Teacher models how to be a good writer.
    • Students learn through a mini-lesson.
    • Students will be writing narrative stories, opinion pieces, and informative/explanatory pieces.


    • Envisions 2.0 program – problem-based learning and differentiated support for all level of learners.
    • Students are doers of math – they will show and explain how to solve problems in different ways.
    • Students are supported as they advance from concrete to abstract content through the use of models and math talk prompts.
    • Independent, small group, and whole-group activities.


Amplify Science Curriculum

Integrates the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Amplify Science is not topic-driven but phenomena driven (something observed in nature). Students are introduced to the unit problem, set in the context of a real-world experience. Through repetition of DO, TALK, READ, WRITE, and VISUALIZE, the students will understand the real-life experience.

Social Studies


If someone else is picking up your child, please make sure you write a note in the morning and/or call the office.

That person MUST have ID and MUST be over the age of 18, otherwise we cannot release your child and we will have to call you.

pickup mom and daughter