Integrated Preschool Program 2020-2021
The Marlboro Township School District offers a half day integrated preschool program for three and four year olds who are residents of Marlboro. The program is designed to bring preschoolers, with and without special needs, together in an integrated environment. Research has shown that all students benefit from this type of program. Please note children must be toilet trained by the first day of school and be fluent in English.
Sessions are held five days per week at the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center. Parents are responsible for transportation of preschool students without special needs.
Enrollment is open to a limited number of preschool students without special needs, who are selected via a lottery process. All students will be selected and the first 80 children will be screened for preschool readiness in the order of the lottery selection. Based on the number of openings, a selected number of children who qualify are offered enrollment in the program. The remaining children are placed on a waiting list. Not all children administered the preschool screening will qualify for the program or for the waiting list.
The lottery drawing will be held at the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center on March 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. To qualify, students who have attained the age of 3 or 4 on or before October 1, 2020 and have not met the age requirement to enter kindergarten are eligible.
A preschool readiness screening will be administered to those selected on March 25 - April 1st. Parents are required to bring their child to the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center for the half hour assessment during a designated time. A birth certificate and proof of residency must be presented at that screening. Parents are notified in writing of the results and their child’s status no later than April 8, 2020. Children who are selected for the three year old program this year will be given priority to enroll in next year’s four year old program.
If placement is offered and accepted, parents/guardians are responsible for a $500 non- refundable deposit, as well as, the tuition payment of $1,800. Parents may choose to make one payment for the entire cost or pay the tuition in two installments.
You may access an integrated preschool application by clicking on the link below or by visiting the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center, 171 Tennent Road, Morganville, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. For more information, contact Noreen Favaloro at the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center at (732) 972-7100 ext.6064.
Completed applications will be accepted by mail only and must be received no later than Thursday, March 5, 2020.