Preschool Enrollment

Preschool enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is by appointment only. Please contact the Joseph F. Brandt Primary School at 201-356-3695 to make an appointment.

2018-2019 Pre-K Enrollment Application (English)
Early Childhood Program Enrollment Application

2018-2019 Pre-K Enrollment Application (Spanish)
Early Childhood Program Enrollment Application_Spanish

Preschool Enrollment for the 2018-2019 School Year

The Hoboken Early Childhood Education Program offers state funded Full-Day Preschool to qualifying 3 and 4 year old Hoboken residents.

Requirements for Participation:

  • Children must be 3 years old by September 30, 2018 (DOB between 10/1/2014-9/30/2015)

  • Children must be 4 years old by September 30, 2018 (DOB between 10/1/2013-9/30/2014)

  • Children must be residents of the City of Hoboken

Required Documentation for Registration

 1. 2018-2019 Pre-K Enrollment Application (download here
 2. Copy of Child's Birth Certificate 
 3. Proof of Immunizations (view NJ Vaccination Requirements | view Recommended Immunization Schedule)
 4. Current Physical - Universal Health Record Form (download here
 5.  One (1) of the following in the Parent's name and resident address:
  •  Property Tax bill or Mortgage Statement
  •  Full original current lease (all pages) in parent's name - signed by landlord and tenant
  •  If you rent your home, renewal lease with current dates and signed by landlord and tenant
6.   One (1) of the following in the parent's name and resident address:
  •  Utility Bill (current)
  • Insurance Bill (current)
  •  Bank Statement (current)
  •  Credit Card Statement (current)
 7. Parent/Legal Guardian Photo Identification 
  •  Driver's License
  • Passport 

Placement Determination 

Priority placements are given to children who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Children with documented Special Needs or who have a finalized Individual Educational Plan (IEP)

  • Children who are Head Start Eligible or considered Homeless (Federal Poverty Guideline 2017) (download here)

  • Children with siblings already enrolled in the Hoboken Public School District for elementary, middle or high school.


If the number of preschool applicants exceed the amount of available Pre-K seats then a lottery will occur. It is not necessary to be in attendance for the lottery as all results will be shared via mail in an expeditious manner.

Children who do not meet any of the Priority Placement criteria will participate in the lottery. Students not drawn for a spot will be placed on a pending placement list in the order their name was drawn. If a spot opens up, the next student on the pending placement list will be called and offered a seat in the location with the vacancy. Families on the pending placement list have three (3) business days to reply after receiving notification of an available spot.

All Families who have a student selected for priority placement, lottery and pending placement will be notified by mail in early June.

The preschool lottery will be held in May 2018. More information will be posted on our school district website shortly.

Provider/School Location Placement

The preschool providers in conjunction with The Office of Early Childhood will determine the placement of all incoming Pre K students. Based on the number of available seats in each of our six (6) preschool locations we cannot guarantee that the child will be assigned to the school closest to their home.

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