Happy Friday to all! This week, there is a lot happening in New York in relation to Pre-K news! The articles below cover our top picks for the most important reads for this week. Happy read!

With Pre-K Applications Almost Due, Parents’ Phones Keep Ringing – Chalkbeat NY

Fariña gave the city’s pre-K outreach workers a pep talk Thursday as they called parents and urged them to enroll in the program before Friday night’s application deadline. The city is just 5,000 students shy of its 70,000-student enrollment goal by Sept.

Forest Hills Parents Launch Petition Demanding Fix to Kindergarten Crisis – DNAinfo

A group of Queens parents started a petition aimed at the education department after their children were put on the waiting list for their local kindergarten program.

Dozens Wait-listed After New Corona School Cuts 4 Kindergarten Classes – DNAinfo

Queens' P.S. 330 cut kindergarten classes because of "space constraints," leaving local families on waitlists.

Nearly 69,000 Families Applied to City Pre-K Programs in First Round of Admissions – Daily News

More than 68,000 families have applied for full-day pre-K seats for next fall, approaching the de Blasio administration's enrollment goal.

City’s Pre-K Implementer on Year 2 Challenges – Capital New York

Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack: This year's challenges will be ensuring the continued expansion goes smoothly and improving quality of the programs.

Sunset Park Schools Have No Kindergarten Waitlists This Year, DOE Says – DNAinfo

Sunset Park used to have long kindergarten waitlists, but there were none this year, in part because of a rezoning effort and adding seats.

Wanted: One Thousand More Pre-K Teachers – wNYC

In looking to hire 1,000 pre-kindergarten teachers to serve an additional 17,000 four-year-olds this fall, the city has sought after prospective teachers by recruiting at local universities, holding webinars and organizing panel discussions.