Starting January 6th, 2022




     2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR 


    Click HERE to Access the PreK Registration Form 


    The program is open to all preschoolers accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis to Chester residents who will be three on or before October 1, 2022. Registration will be held online starting at 8:45 am on Thursday, January 6th, 2022. We will notify you of your child's acceptance to the program as of January 17th, 2022


    At that time, enrollment forms can be downloaded from our website by clicking here. These forms, along with your non-refundable deposit, should be mailed back to us at Dickerson School, Department of Student Services, 250 Rt. 24, Chester, NJ, 07930.   


    • The Preschool program is staffed by Ms. Tara Bagnole, Ms. Courtney Nealon, and Mrs. Liz Madinabeitia who are all dual certified as early childhood and students with disabilities teachers. We implement the High Scopes state-approved curriculum and provide additional support to our preschoolers with trained paraprofessionals in our classes. 
    • Preschoolers participate in age-appropriate Dickerson assemblies, theme days, class parties, and special events.
    •  Preschoolers enjoy a very special and unique experience attending our program with other preschoolers who have special needs and learn how to be good role models and good friends.  
    • Preschoolers have the opportunity of making a very smooth transition to kindergarten when they are five because our teachers get to know them and likewise the preschoolers get to know the teachers, other students, and how to navigate the school.   

    Preschool sessions offered include morning or afternoon sessions and full-day sessions: 

    • AM Session:
      • This session is for 3 or 4 year-olds who will attend Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. 
      • The tuition will be $500 per month for five mornings a week.  
    •  PM Session:
      • This session is for 3 or 4 year-olds who attend Monday through Friday from 12:50-3:20 p.m. 
      • The tuition is $500 per month for five afternoons a week. 
    •  Full-Day Session:
      • 8:30-3:20 will be offered - Monday through Friday.
      • Tuition will be $1000 per month. 


  •  Registration:  


    Kindly look for the google form on January 6th at 8:45 am to register for the preschool 2022-2023 school year.  If you have any questions, please call Dr. Jeanette Krone, Director of Student Services at 908-879-6004, ext. 2 or email her at Jeanette.Krone@chester-nj.org.