CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Board of Education has approved the piloting of two tuition-based full-day kindergartens for the 2016-2017 school year, pending sufficient enrollment. In anticipation of high-interest in the program, participation will be based on a lottery.

Children who will be five by Oct. 1, 2016 and are Cranford residents are eligible for the program.

Applications must be hand delivered by 3:30 p.m., Jan. 26 to the Office of the Superintendent, 132 Thomas St. Applications will not be accepted after this date. If your child is selected, you will be notified by telephone shortly after Jan.26.

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The price for the full-day kindergarten program is $660 per month. Applications are available in the main offices of all of the elementary schools, as well as; For additional information or any questions, call the superintendent’s office 908-709-6200.

Please note the location(s) of the full-day program is contingent upon the number of students enrolled. Parent/guardians will be responsible for transportation.

Children in the program will be place in their neighborhood school for first grade, for 2017-2018.

Registration for half-day kindergarten will be held Feb. 16- Feb. 19.