Mayoral candidate Ray McGuire calls for reopened schools, pre-k for toddlersMayoral candidate Ray McGuire pitched an ambitious plan to expand New York City’s pre-kindergarten programs to cover toddlers as part of his push to overhaul and improve the public school system — and help fuel the Big Apple’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m doing 0-K. We know from the assessment that we talked about that we have to get our kids early,” said McGuire. “I want the same thing that those who have the resources have for their children — I want the same for all children of New York City,” McGuire said, noting the ability of wealthier parents to pay for preschool for toddlers. Author and attorney Crystal McCrary McGuire and New York City mayoral candidate Ray McGuire on April 18, 2021. mpi43/MediaPunchHowever, he had few answers when pressed on how he would talk the head of the powerful teachers’ union, Michael Mulgrew, into going along with his plan. “The interesting thing about this is the more people hear me — it was all name recognition, right,” McGuire said about the polling.