Pre-School Announcements:

  • Preschool Lottery for 2022-2023 Will Be Jan. 17 - Feb. 4, 2022

    See the Preschool Lottery Page on how to enter the Preschool Lottery for the 2022-2023 School Year.

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Preschool Program Information

  • Preschool Lottery for the 2022-2023 school year is now closed

    Would you like your 3- or 4-year-old to attend the Jackson School District’s Preschool Inclusion Program During the 2022-2023 School year? It’s time to join the annual Preschool Lottery!

    The district earned a $3.1 million grant from the State of New Jersey to expand our Preschool Inclusion Program and to provide free preschool to Jackson residents. To determine placement in the Preschool Inclusion Program, each year we hold Preschool LOTTERY. (Families currently enrolled in our district preschool program do NOT need to reapply.) This lottery determines the order you will be contacted to register in our program.

    • The lottery opens Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 and will close at 3 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2022. 
    • After that date, we will draw names at random from those who entered the lottery and reach out to invite those families to begin the registration process.
    • Please do not complete any registration paperwork until you have been notified that you were selected in the lottery.

    Please remember:

    • The program is open to students who will turn 3 or 4 years old by Oct. 1, 2022.
    • There are limited additional spots available at all elementary schools.

    See the Preschool Lottery Page for More Details

    and for the Form to Enter the Lottery

What is the Jackson School District Pre-School Program?


    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

     For cost information, see the RATES page.


Overview of Program


    The district has earned a $3.1 million grant to provide FREE PRESCHOOL for families in the program.


    Read About Our Program


    First slide of the preschool overview presentation


Contact Us

  • Pre-School Program: 732-833-4677

    Special Education Placements: 732-833-4657