New Providence Board of EducationDepartment of Special Services356 Elkwood AvenueNew Providence, NJ 07974(908) 464-9050 x239Fax (908) 464-4675
Kathleen LutkenhouseSupervisor of Special Services
The Department of Special Services is dedicated to the provision of diagnostic and educational services to students with disabilities. The department determines these services and programs through various mechanisms such as assessment, eligibility criteria, and demonstrated educational need, while providing them within the least restrictive environment. Parental input is always encouraged throughout these processes. Ongoing monitoring of student progress by district staff is essential to ensure appropriate placement and programming. Regular communication and collaboration amongst teachers, students, parents, and administrators is necessary for student achievement and successful programs.
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Preschool Program. Applicants must be residents of New Providence School District New Providenceat the time of the lottery drawing and have birth dates between October 2, 2008 and October 1, 2010. Regular education students will be selected for this program by lottery. Special education students will also be included in the Preschool Program as determined by the District Child Study Team.
All applications must be submitted to the Department of Special Services,
New ProvidenceBoard of Education by January 17, 2013. The drawing will be held on January 18 at 1:00 p.m., at the office of Special Services. Parents will be notified if their child is accepted into the program.
There will be multiple sections of preschool classes, which will include both three and four year old children. Classes will meet five days per week from 8:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. for the morning session or from 11:50 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. for the afternoon sessions. We are unable to accept requests for morning or afternoon sessions.
Applications are available at the Board of Education Office,
356 Elkwood Avenue, or they can be downloaded from the district website by clicking on the following link: 2013-14 Preschool Application. A birth certificate and proof of residency will be required for those students admitted to the program. Admission to the class is only valid for one school year, and a tuition fee of $265 per month will be charged.
Upon notification of acceptance into the program, parents will be asked to submit a deposit consisting of the first month’s tuition in order to reserve a spot in the program.