Integrated Preschool Application 2017-2018
The Bernards Township Integrated Preschool Program or PALS (Preschool for All Learning Styles) educates special needs and typically developing children in a fun, hands-on learning environment. Children explore their world through movement, art, science, literacy, math, music, cooking, dramatic play, and sensory activities related to various themes. Students participate in whole group activities, learn in small groups with teachers, and gain independence as they follow the routines of the class and play with peers during center time. Learning activities are based upon the New Jersey Department of Education’s Preschool and Teaching Learning Expectations and are responsive to the individual needs and abilities of each child. Research has shown that all students benefit from being in this type of program.
The integrated preschool program is held four days a week at Mount Prospect School. The morning session takes place from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. and the afternoon session takes place from 12:45-3:30 p.m. There are no classes on Fridays.
The class size ranges from 12-15 students. Special needs preschoolers are those identified by the Preschool Child Study Team and found eligible for special education and related services under the New Jersey Administrative Code. The typically developing students are enrolled on a first come first serve basis when registration opens on Monday, January 30, 2017. Once accepted into the program, each student may return until reaching kindergarten age.
A dual certified teacher in Special Education and P-3 General Education teaches the classes. An instructional aide provides additional instructional support.
The tuition for non-classified students is $300 per month. Tuition is due the 15th of each month prior. Children must be fully toilet trained prior to entering the program in September. Transportation may or may not be available.
For more information contact Janet Nardone at 908-204-2565 Ext. 128.
Application for Integrated Preschool