• Additional Information about Preakness Early Childhood Center 


    Who can attend the Wayne Preschool?

    Enrollment is available to children ages 3 to 5 regardless of your town of residence; however, Wayne residents will be given priority. Children need to be toilet trained. 

    Where is the Wayne Preschool currently located?

    The new Preakness Early Childhood Center opening in the fall of 2020 is now located at 1006 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne.
     

    What is taught in Wayne Preschool?

    The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a research-based curriculum emphaizing exploration, discovery and play. It supports each child by fostering developmentally appropriate social/emotional, language, cognitive, and motor skills. Students are encouraged to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through investigations using a studiy approach. It is one of the four New Jersey Depatment of Education recommended preschool curricula, aligned to the NJ  Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards.  For more information about this curriculum see below. You can also access their website at   www.TeachingStrategies.com 


    What is the schedule for preschool classes?

    Wayne Preschool offers half day classes for either 5-days a week or 3-days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) a week. The morning classes run from 8:20 to 10:55 and the afternoon classes run from 12:10 to 2:45.


    What is the cost of the program?

    The current 2020-2021 tuition for five days a week is $428.00 per month; three days a week is $232.00 per month.


    When and how do I register?

    Registration is ongoing and is a multi-step process. The first step in the enrollment process is to complete the online Wayne Preschool Placement Request e-Form . You will then be provided a link to complete an online registration form, make a payment and then set up an in-person appointment to provide documents proving residency in Wayne. (Please see below.)

    Placement is ongoing throughout the school year and is granted on a first come, first serve basis pending availability.

    Once you have confirmation of placement from the Preschool Registrar you will be required to complete Step 1 (online) and Step 2 (in-person) of the Wayne Preschool registration. Your child cannot begin the program until BOTH Step 1 and Step 2 of the Registration is completed.

    PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION 
    PART 1 – TUITION PAYMENT (click here for payment instructions / schedule & late fee information)
    PART 2 – NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION (only to be completed once confirmation of placement has been obtained. The Wayne Preschool Registrar will provide you with instructions.)