• EARLY CHILDHOOD CPS

     

    2024-2025 Preschool Program Application : APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2024

     

    DEAR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF CLINTON AND GLEN GARDNER SCHOOL DISTRICT, 


    PRESCHOOL EXPANSION AID (PEA) IS A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED BY THE NJDOE, DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. IT IS INTENDED TO INCREASE ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY PRESCHOOL FOR THREE AND FOUR-YEAR OLD CHILDREN DURING THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR AND CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE PROGRAM.

    CPS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE CONDUCTING A FREE FULL DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS AND ALLOWABLE SPOTS IN THE PROGRAM, THERE MAY NEED TO BE A LOTTERY WHICH WILL OCCUR IN APRIL 2024. THE PROGRAM IS CONDUCTED BY THE CLINTON GLEN GARDNER SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND IS OFFERED TO THREE AND FOUR-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN THAT RESIDE IN THE TOWN OF CLINTON OR GLEN GARDNER. 

    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR: 

    1. MUST BE 3 YEARS OLD BY OCTOBER 1, 2024

    2. SPACE IS LIMITED; SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE PLACEMENT IN THE PROGRAM. IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS EXCEEDS THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE VACANCIES, A LOTTERY WILL BE UTILIZED TO DETERMINE WHICH CHILDREN GET THE VACANCIES. 

    3. THERE ARE DIFFERENT SITES FOR THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. DIFFERENT ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA ARE UTILIZED TO DETERMINE WHICH SITE YOUR CHILD WILL BE PLACED AT. REQUESTS ARE NOT CONSIDERED DURING THIS PROCESS. 

    4. BEFORE AND AFTERCARE OPTIONS ARE ONLY OFFERED AT THE YMCA SITE LOCATION.

    5. A CHILD MUST HAVE A FLU SHOT, PROOF OF RESIDENCY, AND ALL HEALTH RECORDS COMPLETED. 

    6. MEDICAL PROVIDERS MUST COMPLETE A UNIVERSAL HEALTH FORM.

    6. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO SCHOOL ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION. 

     

    APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: MUST BE MAILED TO THE SCHOOL OR DROPPED OFF AT SCHOOL BETWEEN 8A.M. - 3P.M.: JENINE KASTNER AT 10 SCHOOL STREET, CLINTON, NJ 08809

     

    • UNIVERSAL SCREENING FORM-MUST BE COMPLETED BY A PHYSICIAN: UNIVERSAL HEALTH FORM 
    • COMPLETE APPLICATION : COMPLETE ATTACHED APPLICATION AND MAIL OR DROP OFF TO SCHOOL.  APPLICATION 
    • COMPLETE APPLICATION SURVEY: COMPLETE SURVEY FORM HTTPS://FORMS.GLE/HMEOALADSSTJC9CX8
    • PROVIDE PROOF OF RESIDENCY-MAIL WITH APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
    • PROVIDE COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE