Long Island City
Hello Long Island City! Opening our doors in this community marks a new chapter in our commitment to expand quality education to families in New York City. We have spent the past year building an amazing new facility for children that includes a state-of-the-art indoor activity room. Each classroom is designed with lighting, decor and furnishings that optimizes children’s learning.
Bathroom in each classroom. Two floors of amazing classrooms for children to explore. We are one block away from the Hunter’s Point South Park. We are excited to be a PreK for All and 3K for All.
This school is a NYC Department of Education PreK for All and 3-K for all. This free program is provided by the NYC Department of Education and is open to all NYC families. Families must apply through www.myschools.nyc. Eligibility is based on birth year and residency.
Priority to admission is given to current students and siblings of current students.
Our DOE School Code is QCIF.
LiMei Ye: Education Director
LiMei Ye is an experienced educator, leader, and education advocate. She is dedicated to providing the best education and guidance possible, both in nurturing a child's social, emotional, and cognitive growth, and in collaborating with and supporting every family and colleague. LiMei has experience teaching English and Chinese in both China and the United States; she was previously among the founding faculty at Avenues, the World School in New York City. Aside from teaching and collaborating with colleagues in its immersion program, for 6 years during that decade-long service, she served as a critical member in the leadership of its summer program with hundreds of children from age 2 through 5th grade. From 2017 to 2020, she was a lead instructor in Avenues' experiential learning program "Global Journey". LiMei holds a BA in English Literature and two master’s degrees, in Education from the University of New Hampshire and American Studies from Sichuan University.
Shuangye Zhu: Assistant Director
Shuangye Zhu, hailing from Sichuan, China, joined Kuei Luck Early Childhood Center – Long Island City in 2022. She has 5 years of experience developing Chinese immersion curriculums and implementing lesson plans tailored to the developmental needs of students ages 2 to 5. During the past 4 years, she served at Hudson Way Immersion School, a top-tier Chinese Immersion School in New York City. In 2020, she became a headteacher designing and executing curriculums that enhance children's learning. Shuangye holds a master’s degree in Bilingual Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. She has presented about remote learning in a Chinese immersion setting at the Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum. She is a true believer in trusting children to be strong, intelligent, and kind.
"Play is the highest form of research."
— Albert Einstein