Children with and without special needs will be educated together in an innovative, child-centered program designed to promote the academic, social, emotional and language development of every child. The program will consist of 3 half day sessions per week for 3 year olds and 5 half day sessions per week for 4 year olds.
Key program components include:
A state approved curriculum, which is aligned with the NJ Department of Education’s guidelines for high-quality early childhood education and designed to ensure students are prepared to successfully transition into kindergarten.
- Class lessons facilitated by a certified Speech and Language Specialist to enhance language development.
- Class lessons facilitated by an Occupational and Physical Therapist to enhance fine and gross motor development.
- Weekly instruction in art, music, and media taught by certificated faculty members.
- Ongoing involvement in school-wide events including school assemblies, special programs, theme days, and field trips.
Enrollment is open to a limited number of typical preschool children who will be selected via a lottery process. A preschool readiness screening will be administered to all applicants. In order to be eligible, children must be at least 3 years of age, but less than 5 years of age, on or before
October 1st. All children must be toilet trained to enter the program. Parents are responsible for paying tuition to the Board of Education at rate of $400.00 per month (3 days)/ $500.00 per month (5 days) for ten months. Limited transportation is available at a rate of $250.00 per year (one way) and $500.00 per year (round trip).
Where to Apply
Applications for the program are available at the Montville Township Board of Education Department of Special Services and online at http://www.montville.net. Click here to print a copy of the application
Completed applications, a copy of your child’s birth certificate, and a driver’s license must be returned to the
Board of Education Office / Department of Special Services, 86 River Road, Montville, NJ 07045.
Do not register your child online until he/she has been accepted to the program.
Applications submitted after March 16, 2020 will be placed on a waiting list.
Parents will be notified of preschool screening date/time via e-mail.
Written notification of program acceptance will be mailed.