The School District of the Chathams is currently accepting letters from Chatham Borough and Chatham Township resident families interested in having their toilet trained 3 or 4-year-olds attend our Inclusion Preschool Program.

In order to be eligible a child must reach the age of 3 prior to October 1, 2020 and must not be turning 5 before October 1, 2020.  The program runs 5 days per week in either AM or PM session. The cost for the program is $3,000.00 for the 10 month school year. Transportation to and from Milton Avenue School must be provided by the family.  Children are selected on a year-round basis via a lottery process. The lottery drawing for September 2020 enrollment will take place on February 7, 2020.   Selected families will be notified during the week of February 10.  Children not selected and children submitted on or after February 7 will remain in the lottery pool and will be selected as openings occur.   

Our inclusion preschool is comprised of both children with special needs and typically developing preschoolers.  In an atmosphere of “We All Belong”, children with and without disabilities are provided with learning opportunities to facilitate academic and social success!

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To have your child included in the lottery, send a letter of interest with your child’s name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth and verification that your child is toilet trained to:  

School District of the Chathams 

Office of Special Services

259 Lafayette Avenue, Chatham, New Jersey 07928

Please feel free to call the Department of Special Services if you would like to ensure your letter was received.  

For additional information, please contact Dr. Vincent D’Elia, 

Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services at 973-457-2502.