Preschool Inclusion Program



    Preschool Inclusion Brochure

    Preschool Inclusion Application

    Dear Bergenfield Parents,

    The Bergenfield Board of Education is proud to announce that it will continue to offer the free full day integrated preschool program made available through the New Jersey Preschool Education Expansion Aid. This program will be open to all Bergenfield children who will be at least three years old by October 1, 2020. Attendees are expected to attend the full day, beginning at 8:30 am until dismissal at 3:10 pm, for the duration of the school year. Currently our three year old class is housed at Hoover Elementary, while our four year old section is located at Franklin Elementary. Please note, however, that these locations are subject to change for the 2020-2021 school year.

    The Bergenfield Board of Education recognizes the importance of a quality early childhood education program for the youngest members of our community. Each class will be taught by a New Jersey certified teacher accompanied by two paraprofessionals, all dedicated to providing the best educational foundation for your child. This program, based on the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, will provide the children of Bergenfield with an excellent child-centered experience. It has been designed to provide the support and services needed for our students to be prepared to succeed academically and socially as they begin their school journey.

    If interested, you may download a brochure and application from our website (www.bergenfield.org) under the Programs and Services Tab or go to your local school’s main office. If there are more requests than can be accommodated, a lottery will be held for all eligible students. Once accepted into the program, please contact Ms. Alice Nieves, District Registrar, at 201-385-8600, ext. 1609. If you have further questions, please contact Ms. Darlene Markman Assistant Superintendent of Schools at 201-385-6250 or Dr. Lorry Booth, Director of Special Services, at 201-385-6956.

    We are looking forward to working with you and your child in this first step of their educational journey. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.