MEDFORD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Integrated Preschool Program for 3- and 4-Year-Old Students
The district will be accepting 3-year-old and 4-year-old children into our integrated preschool program. We are excited to be able to offer this high quality, half day preschool program where students, with and without disabilities, learn together in a supportive environment. This preschool experience will offer children an opportunity to learn and socialize with peers in a nurturing and meaningful learning environment. Each classroom is staffed by a teacher who holds both preschool and special education certification and instructional assistants. Occupational, physical and speech therapies may also be integrated into the classrooms. This developmentally appropriate, play-based program addresses early reading and math skills, language development, fine and gross motor skills, related arts and social skills. The curriculum (Creative Curriculum Gold) is state approved and aligned with state standards in order to prepare students for the district's kindergarten program.
Morning (8:20 – 11:00 a.m.) and afternoon (11:45 – 2:25 p.m.) sections will be held at the Kirby's Mill Elementary School for a total of 175 days. The cost for the program is $3,000.00. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school.
In order to qualify for the program your child must meet the following criteria:
· age 3 or 4 by October 1, 2017*· up to date immunizations
· toilet trained
*Students eligible for entrance into kindergarten in September 2017 will not be considered for enrollment in the preschool program.
To enroll your child you will need to complete the application form below and remit a $150.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. Children will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. However, residents of Medford Township will have first consideration. Parents/Guardians of children who are currently enrolled in the 3-year-old program will have first right of refusal for the 4-year-old program.
The application period opens on Monday, January 23, 2017.
Parents/Guardians may request that their child be placed on a waiting list when all slots have been filled.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS May ENROLL THEIR CHILD IN PERSON or by MAIL AT:
Medford Township Public Schools – Board of Education
137 Hartford Road
Medford, NJ 08055
(HOURS: 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM)
For further information, please call at 609-654-6416 extension 8027.
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