WARETOWN, NJ - The suspense is over for  parents of three and four year olds wondering whether Ocean Township would expand its preschool program. Governor Murphy's office announced today that the Township is one of 28 school districts to receive "state aid to implement or expand quality early childhood education."

The district already had a program in place on a part-time basis with a total roll call of fifty students. According to estimates, approximately 133 children will start the pre-K classes.

“There is a push for this in New Jersey,” previously shared Dr. Christopher Lommerin, Ocean Township Superintendent of Schools. “The state would like children to start public education at the age of three.”

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At a recent meeting, Board of Education President Shawn Denning, Jr. said it would be interesting to track the progress of students who started early in the public school system.

Full day classes begin next Monday, September 9th. However, preschool parents and students should attend a brief orientation on Friday, September 6th at 2pm in the Waretown Elementary School.