Pre-School Eligibility

  • Eligibility

    The Perth Amboy Board of Education is committed to establishing and maintaining early childhood programs that are consistent with proven educational practices and that will ensure equitable treatment of all resident children.

    Eligibility is limited to PERTH AMBOY RESIDENT STUDENTS ONLY.

    Three year olds
    Any child whose third birthday falls on or before October 15 is eligible to enter the preschool program in September of the same year.

    Four year olds
    Any child whose fourth birthday falls on or before October 15 is eligible to enter the preschool program in September of the same year.

    Selection
    Preschool registration (usually held sometime during February/March for the following school year) will be advertised via school publications, local Channel 34, announcements will be posted in schools and local businesses, and notices will go home with elementary school students.

    Due to the recent opening of additional preschool classrooms, we have been able to place all of the children who register during the given registration time frame.

    If you miss the registration time frame, we will continue to take registrations until spaces fill up. Once classrooms are filled, late registrants will be placed on a waiting list. We will maintain the list and as spaces become available (children leave the program) we will call the next child on the list. We place children all the way until March of the following year. At that point, if the child is still on the waiting list, he will need to be re-registered for the following school year.