Free Preschool Program

Free Preschool

Our preschool program is state funded by the New Jersey Board of Education (BOE). It is provided free of charge to all Jersey City residents whose child(ren) will be three years of age by October 1st of the calendar year in which you wish to enroll them in the program. Enrollment begins in March of each year and students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., September through June. It also includes a summer program and wraparound (before and after school care service). Normal Hours of operation for the Wraparound program are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Our Pre-School program also Includes free breakfast, lunch, and snack.

At the time of enrollment, the parent or guardian must provide the following documents for registration:


  1. Child’s original birth certificate (a copy will be made and the original returned)

  2. Child’s updated Immunization Record

  3. 2 Proofs of Residency: A current utility bill, phone bill

  4. Photo Identification (ID)

  5. Universal Health Form

  6. Blood screening Form

All forms needed for registration, including the Universal Health and Blood Screening forms can be downloaded by clicking on the “Documents/Forms” tab under About Us.


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