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Preschool Program

Applying for Dennis Township Preschool:

  • The application period has closed for 2020-2021 school year. 
  • The application period for 2021-2022 will be open from March 1-March 13, 2021. 
  • Click here for the 2021-2022 Dennis Township Preschool Registration Form. 
  • The Dennis Township free preschool program is open to Dennis Township residents with children who are 3 years old but not turn 5 years old on or before October 1, 2021. 
  • Space is limited.  Depending on the number of interested students, a lottery may be necessary to determine which students can be enrolled.  Parents will be informed of lottery specifics, if a lottery is needed.
  • If you are currently enrolled in the preschool program, you do not need to reapply.
  • Click here to see the Preschool Supply List.

About Our Program:

  • We are a collaborative team of teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, and administrators working together to get to know and develop a positive relationship with each child and his/her family to foster developmental growth and build a foundation for their future of success in education.
  • Our program is full day, as mandated by the NJDOE, and we follow the district calendar.
  • We have 8 preschool classes and each class has a maximum of 15 students.
  • Each classroom is staffed with a certified teacher and a highly qualified paraprofessional.
We use The Creative Curriculum:
  • A research-based program that teaches children to be creative, confident thinkers
  • Project based investigations called “studies” allow for hands on exploration and discovery opportunities to make learning engaging and meaningful for every child
  • Teachers use Teaching Strategies GOLD, an authentic, ongoing observational system for assessing students that is based on 38 goals and objectives for development and learning 
  • Click here to visit the Creative Curriculum website for more information
The Power and Importance of Learning Through Play 
When children play…
    • They acquire language
    • They problem solve
    • They explore social roles
    • They control behaviors and feelings
Through play, children learn about…
    • Themselves
    • The world around them
    • Other people
    • Other communities
    • Their community
Details about our program:
  • Free full day program 8:55am-3:15pm
  • Free transportation available
  • Before and after school care available
Questions and concerns can be directed to Christina Kelley (Preschool Master Teacher) ckelley@dtschools.org or Jamie Lynn VanArtsdalen (Principal) at jvanartsdalen@dtschools.org or (609) 861-2821 ext 102.
Please follow the district’s Facebook page and visit www.dtschools.org for more information, updates, and announcements about our program!