Preschool Program

Full Day Preschool Program for 3- and 4-year olds


The Oaklyn Public School is pleased to offer mixed 3- and 4-year old, full-day Preschool programs free of charge.

Who is Eligible?
Students who turn three (3) or four (4) years old by October 1 of the year you wish to enroll your child in the program. Note: If your child turns five (5) by October 1, he or she is not eligible to enroll in preschool.

What are the hours?
The full day program runs from 8:25 am - 2:45 pm, 5 days per week when school is in session. School Lunch will be served and recess time provided. The program follows the Oaklyn Public School calendar. Note: When school has a single session day the program will run from 8:25 am - 12:30 pm.

Where will the program be held?
The program is held in the Oaklyn Public School.

What Curriculum is followed?
The Oaklyn Public School Preschool program uses the Creative Curriculum, 6th Ed., a curriculum approved by the State of New Jersey. For more information, visit the web site: http://www.creativecurriculum.net/.

What is the cost of the program?
Oaklyn residents may take advantage of the program free of charge.

Is before or after-school (wrap-around) care available?
Before and after-school programs are offered by Just Kids, administered by Archway Programs. There is an additional fee for the Just Kids program. Due to Preschool regulations, wrap-around care is limited to 3.5 hours per day. Please discuss your specific needs with Just Kids. Information on Just Kids can be found here.

How do I enroll my child for the lottery?
Complete the Preschool Lottery Online Application (see below) by the final school day in February of the year in which you wish to enroll your child.

The lottery will be conducted and families notified as soon as our available seat count is confirmed by the New Jersey Department of Education. All applicants will be notified of their status, including position on wait list, if necessary. Any seats remaining after the lottery closes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.

Who do I call if I have questions?
Please contact Ms. Jennifer Boulden at (856) 858-0335 or email jboulden@oaklynschool.org.

Preschool Lottery Process

The Preschool Lottery begins on February 1 of the year in which you wish to enroll your child. The lottery will close on the last school day in February. Families will be notified of lottery selection as soon as available seat counts are confirmed by the New Jersey Department of Education.

If your child is not selected in the lottery, a waiting list will be developed. If seats remain open after the lottery closes, students will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis until all Preschool seats are filled.

If interested in entering the Preschool expansion lottery, please:

Thank you for your interest in the Oaklyn Preschool Program. We are excited for the opportunity to share in your child's educational journey! Please direct any questions to Ms. Jennifer Boulden, at (856) 858-0335 or email jboulden@oaklynschool.org.