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  • Advocates Sign Letter To Mayor De Blasio Demanding More Preschool Seats For Special Needs Students

    Apr 13, 2021

    04.12.2021 | CBS New York | Monday, a coalition of 100 organizations, including Advocates for Children, sent a letter to the mayor demanding federal funding be used to provide every special needs child access to a preschool class. 

    “These are families of children who have a legal right to attend a preschool special class program,” said Betty Baez Melo of Advocates for Children. 

    It comes just weeks after de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter announced the expansion of the 3-K program for traditional students by more than 16,000 seats. Watch video