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Inclusive Preschool Program

Integrated Preschool Program (SY 2024-2025)

The Kinnelon Board of Education will offer an integrated full day preschool experience for community residents between the ages of three and five years old.  

  • The hours are 9:20am to 3:20pm and will follow the Kiel school calendar.
  • Tuition for non-classified (general education) students is $1000.00 per month. 
  • 2 classrooms with up to 7 seats (14 total) for general education students in each class will be available.

  • Parents are responsible for the transportation, snacks and lunch for tuition students.*

  • General Education students must be 3 or 4 years old by October 1, 2024 (priority will be given to 4 year olds).

  • General Education students must be toilet trained.

  • To be considered for a seat in the integrated preschool program, new students complete this form by March 4, 2024. 

  • Current students do NOT need to reapply. However, you will need to inform us of your intent by February 20, 2024 by completing this form

  • ​If the number of applicants exceeds the available seats, a lottery ​will be held and the additional students will be placed on a waitlist.

  • Parents will be notified by email if their child is accepted into the program by March 9, 2024. 

  • Upon acceptance, a signed contract and non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 must be postmarked by April 2, 2024 and mailed to the Kinnelon Board of Education, Attn: Claudia Driesse, 109 Kiel Avenue, Kinnelon, NJ 07405.

*School lunch will be available for purchase, and applications for free and reduced lunch can be completed upon registration.

*TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SEAT IN THE INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, NEW STUDENTS APPLY BY MARCH 4, 2024.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Additional Program Details

The Kinnelon Integrated preschool program seeks to provide a positive and nurturing learning experience for children to play and learn. Special needs and typically developing children will be placed together in an integrated learning environment that utilizes a developmental approach. Children are immersed in various planned activities that promote readiness skills, language, and social/emotional growth. Research has consistently shown that all students benefit from being in this type of program.

The integrated preschool program will be held in the Sisco building, adjacent to Kiel School, five days a week and will run from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm, and will follow the same schedule as Kiel school. 

The daily schedule includes circle time, small and large group activities, centers, snack, story time and teacher facilitated play time.  The classes will also participate in specials that may include gym, music, art and library, as well as play outdoors when weather permits.  Learning activities are based upon the New Jersey Department of Education’s Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations as well as activities designed to meet the individual needs and abilities of each child. 

The classes will be taught by a dual certified teacher in Special Education and P-3 General Education. A teaching assistant will provide additional instructional support. The integrated preschool program uses the Creative Curriculum. This program provides activities sequenced in a developmental trajectory and scaffolds to support children based on their current levels of development. Focusing on learning through play, the curriculum supports children's underlying cognitive skills, social-emotional school readiness, and foundational skills in literacy, mathematics, and science.

For additional information, contact the office of Danica Davidman at (973) 838-1418 extension 5013, or email davidmandan@kinnelon.org.