Preschool Program

Old Tappan Public School District
Integrated Preschool Program Application
2023-2024 School Year


Program Overview

The Old Tappan Public Preschool Program is a nurturing, early childhood learning program for typically-developing children and those with special needs. Students are placed together in an integrated learning environment that utilizes a child-centered approach of combining learning with play. Children are immersed in a variety of planned activities to promote school readiness skills, language development, and social/emotional growth. Our Preschool Program weaves naturally into our kindergarten programming, allowing for transitional ease.


This program provides:

  • Classroom teacher certified by the NJ Department of Education in Early Childhood Education and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

  • Instructional aides

  • NJ Department of Education-approved curriculum

  • Spacious classroom facility at T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School

  • Full school day program, following the Old Tappan PK-8 School Calendar

  • Before-Care and After-Care Programs available in the school at additional fees


Eligibility and Requirements

  • Must be at least three years old or four years old on or before October 1, 2023

  • Must be a resident of Old Tappan

  • Must be fully toilet trained

  • New students eligible for entrance into kindergarten in September 2023 will not be considered for enrollment in the preschool program


Enrollment Process

  • Beginning Monday, February 13, 2023, completed applications must be emailed to [email protected] No applications will be accepted prior to this date or after March 24, 2023.

    • Download the registration form and complete (Page 3 of this packet).

    • Complete document and submit via email to address above.

    • Email subject line: INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

  • Completed applications will be assigned numbers once submitted.

  • The numbers will be entered into a lottery for the available number of open preschool seats for general education students.

  • The lottery will be drawn at the Board of Education Office. See date below.

  • All notifications of acceptance and non-acceptance will be made the week of the lottery.

  • If not selected through the lottery, students will be placed on a waiting list. Openings that arise shall be filled from the waiting list in the order that completed applications were originally received.



The tuition will be $11,000 for the 2023-2024 school year (September through June), inclusive of a $2,200 deposit required by June 1, 2023.



District-provided transportation is not available. Transportation to and from the program is the family’s responsibility.


Deadline for Application: Friday, March 24, 2023

Lottery: Monday, March 27, 2023 at 4:00 PM at Board of Education Office, Conference Room

Parent Notification: Tuesday, March 28, 2023



A registration packet will be provided after notification of acceptance.

Information needed for registration:

  • Birth certificate with raised seal

  • Proof of residence in Old Tappan

  • Copy of current immunizations

  • Tuition deposit


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View/Download Old Tappan Preschool Application 2023 - 2024

T.Baldwin Demarest Elementary SchoolView/Download Old Tappan Preschool Flyer


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