Hi! I am interested in looking into teaching Pre-K in the NYC system. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the salary/benefits portions of it. If a NYC pre-K center is part of the NYC DOE, do you still get the same salary you would get as a regular teacher? Do you still get health benefits? How do you know if a pre-K center is considered part of the DOE or if it is privately owned? The reason I am asking is because I know on Long Island if an elementary school has a pre-K program as part of the school, it is associated with the district. However, the majority of Pre-K centers on Long Island are privately owned and have much lower salaries compared to a public school job and many do not offer benefits.