FAQ's for Preschool

Q: What are the hours of the preschool program?

A: 8:55 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (AM Preschool)
   12:55 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (PM Preschool)

*Hours can also be found on the Whiton school website.*

Q: How much does the preschool cost? Will transportation be provided?

A: Tuition for the current school year was set at $450.00 per month. Transportation will be provided to and from school within Branchburg, NJ.

Lottery Process Timeline

Q: I can’t find the application online. Where can I find it?

A: The application is only available from just after Thanksgiving until the application deadline (typically, just before Winter Recess).

Q: Can I submit the application online or must it be printed and mailed/handed in?

A: No, the application must be dropped off or mailed to the Board of Education.

Q: Why are there Preschool Mondays not in session?

A: They provide opportunity for teacher trainings & parent meetings.

Q: Can I request and pay for a shortened schedule? (only attend 2-3 days per week?)

A: No.

Q: Why are there so few available slots per year?

A: Number of spots is based on the number of special education students each year.

Q: Can my child be placed on the waiting list at any time?

A: Yes.

Q: If my child is on the waiting list, is there a good chance of getting a slot or should I enroll them in another program?

A: It varies year to year. To ensure your child’s enrollment in the preschool, it is a good idea to consider other options. Spots for our preschool may become available any time during the year.

Q: Can you make recommendations for other preschools in the area?

A: No, we are not able to recommend other programs.

Q: If I decline my slot - is it still available to me at a later time if my situation changes?

A: No.

Q: If I accept a slot for my child and submit my deposit, can I get my deposit back if I need to decline the spot?

A: No. The deposit is non-refundable.

Q: Does having a sibling already in the school help my chances?

A: No. Students are drawn through a lottery.

Q: When I submitted the application, we were in the process of potty-training. We accepted a spot, but my child is still not trained. Can I still send my child? Will I get my deposit back if I decline the spot because of toilet training?

A: No, general education students must be toilet-trained by the time they enter the program.

A: No. The deposit is non-refundable.

Q: What do I need to have to register my child once they have been accepted?

A: Original birth certificate, proof of residency (utility bill, change of address notification, etc.), immunization record & the NON-REFUNDABLE $100 deposit fee.

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