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Preschool at Bayberry School
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Preschool at Bayberry School

Welcome to Preschool

 

Applications are now being accepted for The Preschool at Bayberry School. 

This link can be used to access the application.

The preschool program is open to all Watchung Borough resident children who are 3 and 4 years of age.  Applications are for general education children who are not  eligible for special education and related services as a Preschool Child with a Disability. If a parent suspects that their child has a developmental delay and may be eligible for special education and related services, the parent should refer the child to Nicole DiTota, Director of Special Services,  at nditota@watchungschools.us or (908) 755-3460.    If a child meets the Kindergarten cutoff and will be 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2021, they are not eligible for the district’s preschool program for the 2021-22 school year. 

The Preschool at Bayberry School runs five days per week, Monday through Friday, from 8:45-3:30, and follows the Watchung Borough School District Calendar.  

The Preschool at Bayberry School follows the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, a comprehensive curriculum supported by research and aligned with the New Jersey Teaching and Learning Expectations.  

Transportation is not provided to or from Bayberry School for preschool students. 

Preschoolers are eligible to participate in the Before and After Care Programs at Bayberry School.  Information on those programs and their costs can be found on the district’s Before and After Care Programs website. 

Applications for general education children are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Upon completion of the application, families will be notified of their enrollment status. Once notified of acceptance, families will register, provide proof of residence, sign a contract, and pay a non-refundable deposit to complete the enrollment process.  

A separate application is required for each child. 

Please contact the Department of Special Services at (908) 755-3460 with any questions about The Preschool at Bayberry School.

Policy 5111 - ELIGIBILITY OF RESIDENT/NONRESIDENT STUDENTS   

Policy 5112 - ENTRANCE AGE