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Howell schools will hold lottery for 2021-22 preschool program

The Howell K-8 School District has announced that the 17th year of its integrated preschool program will begin in September.

The integrated preschool program will serve 3-year-old and 4-year-old children; classes will be balanced based on age. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held five days per week.

Preschool pupils who have a disability and typically developing preschool pupils will come together in an inclusive classroom where language, academic skills and social skills will be developed in a nurturing environment, according to a press release from the school district.

Enrollment is open to typical preschool pupils who will be selected via a lottery process.

Tuition for the program will be $3,200 for the 2021-22 school year. Parents may choose to make one payment for the entire cost or pay the tuition according to a specified fee schedule.

Transportation may be available for a fee; otherwise parents will be responsible for transporting their child/children to and from the program, according to the press release.

The lottery drawing will be held virtually on May 7 at 2 p.m. Parents do not have to be present for the lottery drawing, but are welcome to attend. A link will be emailed to all applicants who submit an application by April 30.

Parents of students who are selected to attend the integrated preschool program will be notified by mail. To qualify, a child must be 3 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2021.

Applications for the program are available at the school district’s administrative office at 4567 Route 9 North, 1st Floor, Suite D, Howell. Applications will also be available in each Howell school’s main office and on the school district’s website, www.howell.k12.nj.us

Applications must be mailed to the Howell Township Public Schools’ Administrative
Office, P.O. Box 579, Howell, NJ 07731, Attention: Amy Kazanjian, no later than
April 30.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Amato, vice principal of the Land O’ Pines School, at 732-751-2480, ext. 3808.

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