Preschool Registration

Preschool 

Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Lisa Moro Zemaitis, Preschool Teacher


The Riverdale Public School preschool program is a full-day program. The program is comprised of three and four-year-old children and includes breakfast and lunch. Applications are now being accepted for Riverdale’s Integrated Preschool Program. 

 

General education students who would attend the full-day preschool program commencing September 2024 will be charged a tu­ition of $6,900. A $1,380 deposit is due upon application. To be eligible, a general education student must be three (3) years of age on or before October 1, 2024, and be toilet trained. Should your child be selected for the program, but you decide to withdraw your application, your deposit will be refunded less an administrative fee of one month's tuition.

 

The tuition lottery-based program anticipates openings for preschool classes for the 2024/2025 school year. The “lottery” will be held at the March 21, 2024 Board of Education meeting. The deadline for applications, to be included in the “lottery,” must be submitted by March 15, 2024.

 

A birth certificate, copy of immu­nizations, and proof of residency along with the deposit will be required for those students applying for consideration to the programs. 

 

Please register here. Please send a deposit check-in after submission that is made out to Riverdale BOE. 


Preschool Program Highlights

  • Favorable teacher-to-student ratio; with a teacher that holds a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education and NJ certified in Nursery School Instruction, Elementary Education, and Teacher of the Handicapped
  •  Instruction guided by The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, a state-approved curriculum that addresses the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development of young children 
  • Hands-on, play-based learning for all students in a safe and nurturing  classroom environment
  • Student participation in physical education, music, art, and library classes with instruction by highly qualified teachers

Program Overview

The Riverdale School District is offering the community a tuition-based full-day preschool program for children who turn three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2024, and are toilet trained. The program is for typically developing children and children with special needs and will run in accordance with the school calendar, Monday through Friday.


The tuition lottery-based program anticipates openings for preschool classes for the 2024/2025 school year. The “lottery” will be held at the March 21, 2024 Board of Education meeting. The deadline for applications, to be included in the “lottery,” must be submitted by March 15, 2024.

The Riverdale Preschool Program uses the state-approved Creative Curriculum. Preschool students learn in a caring, safe, nurturing, creative, and positive classroom environment. The program will assist in transitioning from home to school while developing a positive self-image and building social skills. Each child is recognized as an individual, working from his or her present developmental level and moving forward one step at a time, while engaging in play-based instruction.


Online Registration Link 

https://www.oncourseconnect.com/registration/13241


 

Creative Curriculum



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