Preschool Enrollment


Preschool Information Session Flyers


Virtual Preschool Information Session Flyers

Virtual Preschool Information Session Flyer - English 

Virtual Preschool Information Session Flyer - Spanish


Preschool Registration Flyers

Online Preschool Registration Flyer SY 2021-2022 -English

Online Preschool Registration Flyer SY 2021-2022- Spanish


Pre K Online Registration Link

The link will go live for those registering for SY 2021-2022
on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 8:30AM and will close on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 3:00PM


To aid in a complete and successful preschool pre registration, please be aware of the following: 

  • To register your child for PK3 please select 3F (must be 3 by 9/30/2021) 
  • To register your child for PK4 please select 4F (must be 4 by 9/30/2021) 
  • Please ensure that all medical documents are submitted in full (both sides if necessary) and display your child's name. 
  • Photos of documents tend to come out blurry. Please scan all documents. Free scanner apps, such as CamScan, are available. 
  • Please note- incomplete registrations, or those with illegible, blurry or incomplete documents will not be processed and will delay your child's application. Delayed applications may not be considered for the lottery. 


Preschool Pre-Registration Link
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Registration Packets

Registration packets are to be completed upon admission to the preschool program.

21-22 Pre K Registration Flyer- Spanish  

21-22 Pre K Registration Application- Spanish

For Early Childhood Registration questions please contact:

Denise Valentin-Brookes
Early Childhood Clerk
201-356-3695

Diana Milne
Community & Parent Involvement Specialist
201-356-3698


 



Preschool Enrollment for the 2021-2022 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, 2021 (DOB between 10/1/2017-9/30/2018)

  • Children must be 4 years old by September 30, 2021 (DOB between 10/1/2016-9/30/2017)

  • Children must be residents of the City of Hoboken



Required Documentation for Registration

1.

2021-2022 Pre-K Enrollment Application 

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) All highlighted areas must be completed by physician.

5.

 One (1) of the following in the Parent's name and Hoboken 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 


Health Requirements for Preschool Registration

 

Vaccinations:

 

Immunization requirements for children to attend child care, preschool and school in New Jersey are established by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) as per N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.  

 

Proof of Vaccination is required to be submitted upon enrollment.  An official vaccination record clearly stating the name of the child, date of birth and vaccination dates for each dose must be presented upon enrollment into the program (Foreign records must be transcribed into English).

 

All immunizations must be in accordance with NJ Vaccination Requirements for School Attendance for a child to attend the program. 

 

Vaccines required for PRESCHOOL attendance are as follows: 

DTaP - 4 doses

Polio (IPV) - 3 doses

MMR- 1 dose after 1st birthday

Varicella - 1 dose after 1st birthday

HIB - 1 dose after 1st birthday

PCV - 1 dose after 1st birthday

Influenza - 1 dose annually between 9/1 - 12/31

 

Physical Exams:

 

A Physical Exam is required to be submitted for enrollment and must be updated annually while attending the program.

 

The physical exam must be completed within 12 months of starting school and should be in alignment with the child’s current age at the start of school in order to be valid for enrollment into the program.

 

The “Universal Child Health Record” is the official physical exam form for the program and is provided here for your convenience. (UCHR-NJ)

 

 

Health Concerns:

 

It is helpful to discuss health concerns before your child starts school for proper preparation and/or planning.  If your child has a health condition or concern or if you have any health related questions, please call ECE Nurse Deb Meier at 201-356-3756.  



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Placement Determination
 

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

  • Children with Special Needs/IEP as confirmed by the Office of Special Services and student's IEP. (State regulation)

  • Children who are Head Start Eligible or considered Homeless (Federal Poverty Guideline 2019) (download here)

  • Children with siblings already enrolled in the Hoboken Public School District in Grades 1-12 for school year 2021-2022. Please note charter schools are not part of the Hoboken PublicSchool District. They are independent schools. (District Accommodation)


Lottery

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 2020. 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 seven (7) preschool locations we cannot guarantee that the child will be assigned to the school closest to their home.

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