Lumberton Preschool Expansion

Free Preschool for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • The Lumberton Township School District is pleased to announce that for the 2021-2022 school year, we will be further expanding our FREE full-day, high quality preschool program to 3 and 4 year old Lumberton residents.
  • In order to offer FREE preschool to even more families in our community, the Lumberton Township School District will have 56 additional seats available for preschool aged students regardless of income.
  • In addition, we are excited to continue our partnership with the Center For Family Services as a Head Start provider. Families who meet the income eligibility criteria for Head Start, will continue to benefit from the support and services provided from the Center For Family Services. There will be 42 seats total available for students who meet the Head Start criteria.
  • If your child is currently participating in this program and they enrolled with the Lumberton Township School District, they will be able to continue their placement at Head Start while they meet the preschool age requirements. You do NOT need to do anything at this time.
  • ALL Lumberton children participating in one of these programs will have access to a high-quality preschool program that will prepare them to enter Kindergarten.
  • The full-day preschool program hours are 8:40am-3:40pm at one of three planned locations.

Who Qualifies For The Preschool Program?


  • Any Lumberton resident with a child who turns 3 on or before September 30, 2021 is eligible for the district's preschool program, if the number of families that are interested in our program exceeds the number of seats available, a lottery will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021.
  • Children who are eligible for kindergarten (turn 5 on or before September 30, 2021) will not be able to participate in the preschool program.

Who Qualifies For The Head Start Preschool Program?

  • Children 3, 4 and 5 years old living in Lumberton
  • A child must not be eligible for kindergarten at the time of enrollment.
  • Family income must be at or below the Federal Guideline though some exceptions may be made for families moderately over these amounts. These income guidelines can be waived for families with special circumstances who might benefit from placement in Head Start.

Pre-Registration Process

Pre-Registration Interest Form


  • If you are interested in having your child participate in one of our preschool programs for the 2021-2022 school year, you must complete the form below by 4:00PM on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
  • If the number of families that are interested in our program exceeds the number of seats available, a lottery will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 3:00pm in the FJL PAC.

Click Here to Pre-Register

Questions and Contact Information

Please contact Caryn Zweben, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services with any preschool related questions. Email: czweben@lumberton.k12.nj.us or Phone: (609) 267-9099 x3808