Mount Laurel Schools was awarded a preschool expansion grant through the NJ Department of Education's competitive application process.
Notice of the grant funding was announced July 6th, statewide applications were due August 9th and grant recipients were awarded on September 8th. As if that timetable was not tight enough, the physical spaces had to be prepared, an entire staff hired and transportation arrangements considered in time for the mandated program opening date of October 3rd.
Included in the new program is the creation of nine general education and five preschool disabled classrooms, new curriculum to better facilitate inclusion, updated performance-based assessments, focused, purposeful play, and updated classroom materials.
Students are placed according to school zones if possible and two classrooms are located at the Bright Beginnings Childcare Center, meeting the grant criteria to collaborate with local private nursery schools/childcare centers.
The $1,562,610 award enables Mount Laurel Schools to provide full-day, free preschool to our youngest learners!
Kindergarten - 8th Grade Registration
All children entering Mount Laurel's full-day kindergarten program in September must be five years old (5ys) on or before October 1st.
If your child is a current four year old pre-school student, you must register him/her for kindergarten for the current/upcoming school year.