SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public School District will accept preschool applications for the 2017-18 school year beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Preschool Program uses the Creative Curriculum, which fosters children’s learning through exploration and discovery.

Preschool classes are comprised of general education students and students with special needs, as determined by a district evaluation. Applicants must be residents of Scotch Plains or Fanwood. Proof of residency status and an original birth certificate will be required for new students enrolling in the program.

The child’s age as of October 1, 2017, will determine placement in a 3-year-old or 4-year-old class. Typically, 3- year-olds attend the morning session from 8:35 to 11:20 a.m. and 4-year-olds attend the afternoon session from 12:20 to 3:10 p.m. All classes meet five days per week.

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Tuition for the half-day program will be $325 per month and spaces will be reserved on a first-come, first served basis. A 10-percent sibling discount is available. In addition, free/reduced tuition may be available for families who qualify per federal guidelines or a district review.

Applications will be available at all district elementary schools and on the SPFK12 website, spfk12.org/preschool on February 15. Applications should be mailed to:

Office of State, Federal and Elementary Programs,
667 Westfield Road
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076

For additional information, contact the office at (908) 889-8600, ext. 3302.