The Washington Township School District will be offering an Integrated Preschool Program for children who are three years old by September 1, 2023, and are residents of Washington Township. An Integrated Preschool is a language-based developmental program. This inclusion program aims to bring together children with special needs and their typically developing peers in a collaborative classroom environment. Students will experience a variety of early reading and math concepts, language development, fine and gross motor skills, related arts, and social skills. The Tools of the Mind Curriculum is state-approved, developmentally appropriate, and based on best early childhood education practices.
The Integrated Preschool Program is ten months, and will be held in all district elementary schools five days a week. The integrated preschool program at the Benedict A. Cucinella Elementary School and Flocktown Kossmann schools will run from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and at Old Farmers Road School from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
The integrated preschool program will follow the Washington Township School District Calendar. Parents are responsible for the transportation, lunches and snacks for the preschool students without special needs. Enrollment is open to a limited number of preschool students without special needs.
A lottery process will be used if applications exceed available spaces. Children considered for admission into the program will be screened for appropriate developmental levels after the lottery process occurs. Not all children screened will be eligible to participate. Only children identified as developmentally appropriate will be selected for the program. To be considered for admission into this program, the requirements below must be met:
Families must be residents of Washington Township
Students must be three years old by September 1, 2023
Students must have up-to-date immunizations and complete the required physical examination form
If you are interested in enrolling your non-classified child in our Integrated Preschool class, you must complete the Integrated Preschool Program application available HERE by Friday, January 27, 2023. A lottery will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Parents will be notified by email if their child is accepted into the program by Friday, February 10, 2023. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 must be postmarked by Monday, February 20, 2023 and mailed to the Washington Township Board of Education, Attn: Carol Conicelli, 53 West Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853. If necessary, a second lottery may occur on February 24, 2023. Those parents will be notified by email if their child is accepted into the program by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. You will then be contacted to schedule a screening appointment in May, 2023.
Please remember that, like all educational programs, the Washington Township School District reserves the right to limit or eliminate this program for budgetary, staffing, and/or facilities, etc. reasons. If placement is offered and accepted, parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible for a yearly tuition of $9,000 and payable in 10 monthly installments due on or before the first of the month. Two months' tuition payment will be required at the time of registration for August and June tuition costs.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Denise Scairpon, Director of Special Services
908-876-3434 x 2300