Preschool Pals
    3 and 4 Year Old Preschool Program at CPS
     APPLICATIONS for the 2023-2024 School Year are being accepted through March 1, 2023.  The lottery date and openings may not be decided until April. This page will be updated as more information is available. 

    Preschool Check List

    Below you will find a small list of items to send to school with your child with on the first day of school.

    Backpack to put belongings in. A folder to keep in their backpack to send important notes and information home in. 

    Change of clothes appropriate for weather in a Ziploc bag labeled with student name (short/long sleeve shirt, light sweater/hoodie, socks, pants, underwear).

    Snack every day. We are a NUT FREE room. Listed below are some safe snack choices. If you choose to send something not on the list, please make sure there are no nuts and that it was made in a nut free facility. If the wrapper says made in a facility where nuts, peanuts, or tree nuts were used we cannot let your child have that snack. We check the wrappers every day to ensure the safety of our students. 

    - Fresh fruit and vegetables 

    - Goldfish

    - Pretzels

    - Teddy Grahams

    - Crackers

    - Cheese Sticks

    Extra pair of sneakers to keep in the classroom for gym. 

    General Reminders


    A.M. session runs 8:30am-11:00am, P.M. session runs 12:20 p.m. -2:50 p.m. 

    If your child is absent, you must call Mrs. Sedlacek, the school nurse. 

    Inclement Weather: Delayed Openings - NO AM SESSION

    Inclement Weather: Early Dismissal - NO PM SESSION

    Scheduled Early Dismissals: AM SESSION: 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

    Scheduled Early Dismissals: PM SESSION: 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

    About the Program
    Preschool Pals is a 4 day per week parent-paid preschool program in our public school district.  Students must be 3 or 4 years old on or before October 1, 2023.  This is a great way to have your child start at Clinton Public School and prepare these young learners for Kindergarten. 
    Tuition for the 23-24 school year is $210 dollars per month. 


    For more information, call the Director of Special Services, Dr. Jenine Kastner, at 908-735-8512 extension 400 or via email jkastner@cpsnj.org or vupwood@cpsnj.org