Education

Free Pre-Kindergarten Programs Available for Plainfield Families

Ms. Evelyn Motley with children during closing event for the Early Childhood Programs School Year 2016-2017. Credits: Plainfield Public Schools

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public Schools district is offering pre-kindergarten programs for three- and four-year olds, at no cost, to families who live in Plainfield.

There are currently openings at the following sites, and visits to each of the sites are encouraged:

  • Dawn to Dusk, located at 1504 W. Third Street, 908-561-9706
  • Second Street Youth Center, at 935 South 2nd Street, 908-561-0421
  • HOPES, Inc., at 7-9 Watchung Avenue, 908-754-1830 ext 1701

The Plainfield Public Schools' programs provide high quality educational experiences that include developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum; well-trained New Jersey certified teachers and teacher assistants; class size of 15 students; nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack; health and wellnes programs; and family support.

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"Our Pre-K programs not only help young children excel in language and cognitive learning but also promotes independence, curiosity, decision-making, and problem solving," said Ms. Evelyn Motley, Director of Early Childhood Programs.  "Studies show that early childhood education not only improves performance throughout a child's school experience but helps determine success in adult life."

The Pre-K programs offered by the district provide early learners with six hours of instruction for 180 days.  Wrap-Around services between 7:30-8:05 am, and 3:00-5:30 pm are available based upon parent eligibility.

Register your child for preschool at the Plainfield Public Schools Office of Early Childhood, located at 209 Berckman Street.  For additional information, contact Divina Guzman, Intake Coordinator, at 908-731-4200 ext. 5354.

 

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