Brooklyn College Offers Universal Pre-K After CUNY Child Care Budget Expands

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Brooklyn College’s Early Childhood Center now offers universal pre-K on its campus after Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $15.6 million expansion to the childcare budget on CUNY and SUNY campuses.  

Of the total expansion budget, $4.8 million will be allotted for additional childcare services at CUNY campuses, with the remainder $10.8 million reserved for SUNYs. In a two-phase plan by the governor to ensure that students and faculty have access to quality childcare, this announcement is the second phase of the larger initiative. 

“Expanding high-quality, affordable childcare options is an essential piece of creating a more equitable and accessible higher education system for New Yorkers,” Hochul said in her announcement.