Integrated Preschool Program
The Hillsborough Board of Education offers an integrated preschool experience for residents of the community between the ages of three and five years old. The program seeks to provide a safe and nurturing learning experience in which children can play and learn. Special needs and typically developing children are placed together in an integrated learning environment that utilizes a developmental approach. Children are immersed in a variety of planned activities that promote readiness skills, language and social/emotional growth. Research has shown that all students benefit from being in this type of program.
The integrated preschool program is held five days a week at the Woods Road School. A three-year-old class will take place in the morning from 8:30 to 11:17 am. Two four-year-old classes will take place each afternoon from 12:17 to 3:05 pm. Every other Monday there will be no classes.
The daily schedule includes circle time, small and large group activities, centers, snack, story time and teacher facilitated play time. The class would also participate in specials that include gym, music and art, as well as play outdoors when weather permits. Learning activities are based upon the New Jersey Department of Education’s Preschool and Teaching Learning Expectations and are responsive to 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. Two teaching assistants will provide additional instructional support.
There will be tuition for non-classified students. A monthly fee of $250 will be charged. Children need to be toilet trained upon entry into the program.
For more information, contact Margie Schaefer at 908-431-6600 Ext. 2405.