Florham Park Integrated Preschool
Preschool Lottery Applications Available January 30th
Seats available for September 2023!
The Florham Park School District is pleased to announce that the District will again be operating its Integrated Preschool Program for the 2023-2024 school year. We offer both a full day and a half day program. We are conducting lotteries for both programs. We have several openings for the fall and look forward to welcoming new faces to our classrooms!
Since demand for this excellent early childhood program often outweighs the number of available seats, entrance into the program is via a lottery. The application will be available starting, January 30th at the link below and all applications are due by Monday, March 13, 2023. The eligibility drawing will be held on March 15, 2023. Families of students selected for seats will be notified within a week of the drawing. Those families who were not selected for open seats will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which their application was drawn in the lottery and will be notiﬁed on a rolling basis as seats become available. Changes certainly do occur and families on the waitlist will be notiﬁed on a rolling basis as seats become available.
Our preschool program is an excellent option for families in our community--we provide a wonderful educational experience for our littlest learners and we look forward to meeting a new group of students in the fall! Please see below for more information about our program.
Jane Steffen, M.S., M.Ed.
Director of Special Services
Welcoming our Littlest Learners to the Briarwood School Community!
This program diﬀerentiates itself from others by incorporating integrated classroom related service activities, consisting of speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and adaptive physical education activities.
Engaging, Fun, and Rigorous Curriculum
Our classrooms are enriching environments, separated into distinct interest areas where learning in the form of exploration and discovery take place on a daily basis. These centers, along with guided large and small group activities and a well-stocked classroom library, provide our littlest learners with a well-rounded and meaningful experience.
Our classrooms use The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical-thinking skills.
It is also a New Jersey Department of Education suggested Early Childhood Education curriculum. This curriculum specifies content to be taught in the following areas, all according to New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations:
- Literacy: vocabulary and language, phonological awareness, letters, words, print, comprehension, and books and other texts as sources of enjoyment
- Mathematics: numbers, patterns and relationships, geometry and spatial awareness, measurement, and data collection, organization, and representation
- Science: physical science, life science, and earth and the environment
- Social Studies: spaces and geography, people and how they live, people and the environment, and people and the past
- The Arts: dance, music, drama, and the visual arts
- Technology: awareness of technology, basic operations and concepts, technological tools, and people and technology
Additionally, all full-day Preschool students enjoy lunch, outdoor play, and are provided with an opportunity to nap or quietly rest each day.
The Florham Park’s Integrated Preschool Program is a general education inclusive program specifically designed to provide a preschool enriched curriculum that is aligned with the New Jersey Department of Education’s Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards of Quality.
Each class is taught by a highly qualified and certified teacher who is dual certified as a PreK Grade 3 Teacher and as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities and supported by trained staff assistant(s.)
Each classroom is also enriched with the added benefit of integrated related service activities for the entire class, such as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy activities that the teaching staff infuses into activities. The teaching staff works closely with our talented District specialized therapists to design and implement
enriching, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for all children that are aligned with the New Jersey Department of Education’s Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards of Quality.
$900/month, $9,000 for the entire school year
$450/month, $4,500 for the entire school year
A deposit covering the first and last month is due prior to registration to secure your seat [$1,800 (full-day) or $900 (half-day)]. Tuition is billed monthly.
Failure to submit this deposit by your due date will result in your child’s seat being given to a child on the waitlist. Upon receipt of this payment along with the enrollment materials, your child’s seat will be secure. Cancellations must be made by Friday, June 16, 2023 for a refund. If cancellation occurs after this date, a refund will not be provided.
There is a full-time nurse who provides services to all Florham Park students, including Preschool students and their families, including: conducting vision, hearing, dental, height, and weight screenings, monitoring individual child health records, documenting and communicating with the educational team regarding allergies or other health concerns, assisting families in locating appropriate medical and health resources , assisting in the development of written emergency plans and procedures, and providing health-related training to staff and/or children and their families.
The Florham Park Integrated Preschool Program Mission Statement
The Florham Park Integrated Preschool Program will prepare the youngest learners in our schools to fully experience and participate in their lives at home, in schools, and in the community. Our program will help our children develop the readiness skills in all content areas as outlined by the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations. It is our mission to create a bridge between families and school to support our children and to give them a successful start on their journey through school.