Universal Pre-K – Park Slope

We have a Prek for All funded program by the NYC Department of Education. Each year we have one class of 15 children. We receive guidance and support from the DOE Instructional Coordinators and Social Workers.

All enrollment is done through the Department of Education.

To learn more about prek enrollment visit this page.


Samantha’s love of teaching started with her babysitting experience for friends and neighbors. Starting in 2009 she began putting her one to one experience to use in the classroom, as an assistant teacher at Honeydew Drop Daycare. With time, formal education and experience, Samantha was promoted to Head Teacher of her own site. Samantha also most recently worked as a UPK teacher for the Department of Education. Samantha believes that young children learn and grow through art and creative experiences. She also understands that as parents and educators, it’s important to help children develop socially and emotionally by giving them tools and words to use, so that children can express themselves successfully on their own! Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Art at Brooklyn College. She also holds her New York State Teaching Certification for Birth to 2nd Grade. Samantha lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two year old child.

Assistant Teacher / Renee Espinosa

Renee as been working at Honeydew Drop since September 2014. She has worked in childcare since 2008 and plans to attend New York City College of Technology to study Early Childhood Education. She also works in administration doing promotions and does babysitting on her free time. She has lots of energy and can create fun things to do with the children. SLIME QUEEN!

Universal Pre-K – Park Slope
204 15th street Brooklyn, Ny 11215
4-5 years old
Monday to Friday, 8:40– 3:00PM - additional hours available

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