Preschool News and Information
Details about the program and curriculum.
Preschool Lottery Placement Emails Went Out March 10, 2023 - If you did not receive an email, you have automatically been placed on our waitlist.
If you filled out the initial lottery form, you do NOT have to fill out the waitlist form.
Preschool Lottery for 2023-2024 is CLOSED. If You Did Not Get to Enter the Lottery - Use our Waitlist Form
If you entered into the lottery - DO NOT USE THIS FORM. You will already be placed on the list in the order you were chosen in the lottery. This list is for people who did not fill out a lottery form before 4 p.m. on Feb. 10th.
Preschool - Community Resource Guide - This Guide Has a Host of Resources and Links for All District Families
Advocacy & Legal Services, Children & Family Resources, Crisis, Addiction, Victims & Survivor Resources, Education, Employment ,Food & Nutrition, General Contacts, Healthcare Resources, Housing & Energy Assistance
Early Childhood Office: 732-833-4686
Supervisor: Tracy Schaar
Social Worker: Lauren Meyer
Community Family Involvement Specialist: Jennifer Kinsella
What is the Jackson School District Preschool Program?
The Jackson School District earned a $3.1 million grant to provide FREE PRESCHOOL for Jackson families!
The Pre-School Inclusion Program is an educational environment that provides students who are 3 and 4 years old a developmentally appropriate early learning experience within the school district. Students must reach the age of 3 or 4 by Oct. 1 of a given school year. It is a full-day program.
Special needs and typically developing pre-schoolers will come together in an inclusive classroom where language, academic and social skills will be developed in a nurturing environment. Enrollment is open to pre-school students who live in Jackson. As of Sept. 20, 2021, there is no cost, thanks to a $3.1 million grant.
The curriculum design and implementation are based on the New Jersey Department of Education’s Pre-School Teaching and Learning Standards and the Pre-School Implementation Guidelines.
- Child Care is available
- Taught by certified teachers
- Developmentally appropriate, fun and interactive early learning experience within the Jackson School District
- Easy transition to Kindergarten - program is aligned with Jackson School District curriculum