• Welcome to the SPF Preschool Program!

    The Scotch Plains - Fanwood Preschool Program provides a foundation of readiness skills for 3- and 4-year-old children.  The preschool program is a tuition-based, regular education program with integrated classes that include some classified student participation. Enrollment is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents

    We are currently on a waitlist for the 2020-2021 school year.
    If you would like to be added to the waitlist for the remainder of this current school year, please email Preschool@spfk12.org.

    Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will be as follows:
    Children currently enrolled in the program will be able to re-enroll starting mid-February.
    The enrollment process for new children wishing to enroll for next year will become available on March 1st.

    Details and additional information about the enrollment process will be posted to this webpage in the coming weeks.



    Our Program At-a-Glance                 

    • Half-day sessions are held in the morning (8:35-11:20am) or afternoon (12:20-3:10pm). 
    • Classes meet 5 days per week following the district school calendar.
    • Approximately 15 children comprise each class.
    • Each class is supervised by a teacher certified in Early Childhood Education and is assisted by a full-time instructional aide.
    • Children must be residents of Scotch Plains or Fanwood to participate.
    • Children must be 3- or 4-years-old on or before October 1st of the school year for which they are enrolling.
    • Our program utilizes Creative Curriculum for its proven results in promoting literacy, mathematics and critical-thinking skills.
    • Applications are accepted until the program reaches capacity.

    To learn more about our program, please see the Preschool Newsletter.  


    Contact Information

    Kate Rosander
    Lorraine Staniec
    Administrative Assistant
    (908) 889-8600 ext. 31402

     If you are concerned that your child is developing or learning differently, you can request an evaluation for preschool special education and related services.  For more information, please call the Department of Special Services at (908) 889-0100.