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Pre-K Handbook

Welcome to prekindergarten!

No step is more important in your child’s education than the first one. That’s why the City School District of Albany is dedicated to building a solid educational foundation for success starting with our youngest learners.

This page is the online version of the Pre-K Handbook we offer to families, which is also available to print as a Google Doc.

A few words about pre-K …

How pre-K supports your child

A typical day

Getting off to a good start

Parent-school connection


Dressing for success

Keep toys at home

Screenings and progress monitoring

Building on your child’s progress

Emergency days

Your child’s health

If your child has a disability

Field trips

Diversity statement

Reporting child abuse and maltreatment

Community resources

Contact us