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Cranbuddies Integrated Pre-School Program

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The Cranbury School District offers two integrated preschool programs for the 2018-2019 school year.

Three-year-old typically developing children are welcome to attend the Cranbuddies program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The three-year-old class also includes children who require a special education program. The class is taught by a teacher certified for Early Childhood Development and Special Education and a teacher assistant. Four typically developing children will be accepted into the morning program. In order to be considered for acceptance, a child must be a Cranbury resident and eligible for kindergarten in September 2020.

The Cranbuddies four-year-old program will meet five afternoons a week from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The class is taught by a teacher certified for Early Childhood Development and Special Education and a teacher assistant. Eight typically developing children will be accepted into the program, which also includes children with special needs.

In order to be considered for acceptance, a child must be a Cranbury resident and eligible for kindergarten in September 2019. If your child is a current 3-year-old general education student in the Cranbuddies program and you would like for him/her to participate in the 4-year-old program, parents are required to complete and submit an application for the 4-year-old program.

Transportation for the typically developing children is the responsibility of the parent; however, subscription busing is offered. Please contact the Transportation Department for more information at (609) 395-1700, Extension 223.

If you are a Cranbury resident interested in finding out more about the Cranbuddies preschool program, please attend the Open House on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Room 11 of the Cranbury School. In case of inclement weather, the Open House will be rescheduled to Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

  • The three-year-old program will be discussed from 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • The four-year-old program will be discussed from 6:00-6:30 p.m.
 
Applications and program fliers will be available at that time and will also be available in the Child Study Team office beginning on February 22nd. A deposit fee of $100 is required and applications are due no later than Thursday, March 1, 2018.

 



For additional information, please call the child study team Office at (609) 395-1700, Extension 232. Parents of preschoolers who may be in need of special education services are also encouraged to contact the child study team for further information regarding the preschool program. The program is available to eligible special needs preschoolers at no cost to the parent and transportation is provided.