March 20 Deadline for Westfield Preschool Program for 2013-2014
Applicants must be residents of Westfield and three or four years of age before October 1, 2013.
The Westfield Public School District is now accepting applications for the Preschool Program for the 2013 – 2014 school year. Located at Lincoln School’s Early Childhood Learning Center, the integrated program, which uses the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, is comprised of general education students and students who have been found eligible for special education. General education students will be selected for this program by lottery.
Preschool classes will meet Monday through Friday, from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. for the 3 year old morning session and from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. for the 4 year old afternoon session.
Applicants must be residents of Westfield and three or four years of age before October 1, 2013. Applications for the lottery will be available on the district website at www.westfieldnjk12.org . During school hours, applications may also be obtained in person at Lincoln School, the Office of Special Education Services and the main office of any of the elementary schools in Westfield. All applications must be returned to Lincoln School no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 20, 2013.
The lottery drawing will be held at Lincoln School, 728 Westfield Ave. on March 21, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. Parents of applicants are welcome to attend but need not be present at the drawing. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by phone and mail.
All children currently registered in our 3 year old program do not need to take part in the lottery. They will automatically be admitted with an updated application form.
Children who are not selected for the program will be placed on a waiting list. Special education students are included in the Preschool Program as determined by the District Child Study Team.
An original birth certificate with raised seal and proof of residency will be required for those students admitted to the program. A tuition fee of $330 per month will be charged for participation for general education students in this program for the 2013-2014 school year. Students who qualify under the income eligibility guidelines set forth under the Federal Child Nutrition Program may be eligible for a reduced charge.
For more information, please call Lincoln School at (908) 789-4455.