The DOE and Columbia University has selected our Pre-K program to be part of the ExCELL Professional Development Program This is a program for Pre-K educators (teachers and assistant teachers) that will train them to use high-quality, research-based strategies to improve the language and literacy skills of the children in their classroom, in English and in their native language. Dr. Kelly Escobar from Columbia University met recently with Mrs. Rogone and Mrs. Herrera to establish the partnership between our school and Columbia University.