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.

Upcoming Open House for Summer 2023 and School Year 2023-2024: 

Open House Dates (In-Person): 

  • 8/3, Thursday 10 AM - 10:30 AM
  • 8/10, Thursday 10 AM -10:30 AM
  • 8/17, Thursday 10AM - 10:30 AM

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Terrye Morgan: Education Director

Ms. Terrye Morgan, M.Ed. has worked in New York City’s Independent School sector for over twenty years and has extensive experience designing, implementing, and directing innovative programming as well as project development for early childhood environments. Ms. Terrye has taught both infant - toddler and preschool as a lead teacher. Prior to coming to Kuei Luck, she was the Head of School for Pache Montessori in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Terrye holds a Master's Degree in General and Special Education, and a BA degree in Psychology. In addition, she has American Montessori Society (AMS) Montessori Credentials in Infant-Toddler, Early Childhood and Administration and is ABA trained. Ms. Terrye has one son named Anthony who is now a St. Johns University alum. She is proud of her Costa Rican / Jamaican roots and loves visiting her family abroad. Ms. Terrye is looking forward to joining our community and is excited about getting to meet all of you.


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.

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