The Targeted Prekindergarten Program, formerly known as Experimental Prekindergarten, was established in 1966 to provide high quality preschool education to four-year old children from families who are economically disadvantaged. The goal is to prepare them for success in school. In 2006-2007, the Targeted Prekindergarten program was merged with the Universal Prekindergarten program. As a result, the only remaining Targeted Prekindergarten Programs are those operated by BOCES, which are not eligible to receive Universal Prekindergarten funds directly.
State Regulation: 8NYCRR Subpart 151-2
NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED: During the 2015-2016 school year approximately 300 students were served by the Targeted Prekindergarten program.