- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A survey of New York City pre-kindergarten families has found that nine out of 10 parents like the program.

According to the survey released Wednesday, 92 percent of families rated their child’s pre-K program as good or excellent.

Eighty-three percent said their child learned “a lot” in pre-K.

The survey of 1,100 families was done by the firm Westat Research between March and May of last year.

It’s part of a series of polls and surveys being done at a cost of $2 million.

Universal pre-K was Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature issue when he ran for mayor in 2013.

More than 68,000 children are enrolled in pre-K this year.

The city has extended the pre-K application deadline for fall 2016 from March 4 to March 9.

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