Toddler Learning Center (TLC)
Children Ages 18-36 Months
The Toddler Learning Center is open to young children aged from 18 – 36 months. Currently, the TLC is available at 34 community libraries, and the number of locations continues to grow. Parents will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy and parenting skills, while toddlers become familiar with social environments at a young age. Each TLC runs a five-session term, and each session is led by an early learning professional. To register, please contact any participating library. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Space is limited. View the Fall 2016 schedule and locations here.
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Kick-off to Kindergarten (K2K)
Children Ages 3-4 Years Old
Children typically begin Kick-off to Kindergarten at ages 3 – 4. K2K is held at 12 community library sites, and runs for eight consecutive weekly sessions. Enrolled parents and students must attend every session. To prepare children for kindergarten, K2K classes emphasize knowledge of letters and numbers, as well as promoting at-home literacy and conflict analysis strategies for parents. Classes are run by teaching professional and teaching assistant. To register, please contact any participating library. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Space is limited. View the Fall 2016 schedule and locations here.
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Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)
Children that are 4 Years Old
Universal Pre-Kindergarten is open to children when they become 4 years old by December 31 of the school year in which they are enrolled in the program. UPK gives children the foundations they need to succeed academically and socially once they begin elementary school. Classes are run by highly qualified teaching professionals, and free nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Queens Library's UPK* has been rated in the Top 10% of UPK programs in NYC by the WNYC Schoolbook. Click here to learn more about UPK.
*WNYC Schoolbook rating is associated with Queens Library’s UPK program in Woodhaven.
Children Ages 6-14 Years Old
Developed by Queens Library, STACKS is a free afterschool program for children aged 6 – 14. STACKS was created to enhance your child’s learning experiences through structured and unstructured, age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-aged children build their emotional, social and academic skills. STACKS operates throughout the school year (including school holidays), Monday – Friday, 3pm – 5:30pm. Learn More.