• Registration for this school year is closed. 
    For September 2024, families need to enter the 2024-2025 lottery which is
    open now through February 29, 2024.

    Click the red link below: 

    Registration for 2024-2025 Preschool Program

    The lottery will close on 2/29/24, and a random selection will take place on 3/1/24.

    If your child has been selected through the lottery process, you will receive a letter via postal mail, and an email confirmation during the week of 3/4/24.

    Families who did not receive a spot will automatically be placed on the wait list.
    They will not receive notification of not being selected. 


    When submitting your interest for preschool through the lottery link , make sure to check your email to verify you received a copy of your responses.
    If you did not, resubmit interest if you do not have a confirmation copy in your email.   

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  • The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) provided a preschool expansion award for Flemington-Raritan's three and four-year-old olds through the preschool expansion award.  The funding removes all costs for families and provides the opportunity to increase our preschool program from approximately 120 to 150 students for the 2023-2024 academic school year.

    Effective January 16, 2024, the Flemington-Raritan School District will expand its preschool services to additional families for a free, full-day preschool experience for the children of residents of the community who have a child who is 3-4 years of age before October 1st of the school year.  The program seeks to provide a safe and nurturing learning experience in which children can play and learn.  Children identified by the Child Study Team as eligible for special education and related services and general education peers are placed together in a whole-child, developmental learning environment.  

    Children are instructed in the Tools of the Mind curriculum, which is inclusive of a variety of planned activities that promote readiness skills, language, motor, and social/emotional growth.  

    The Flemington-Raritan Preschool Program is held five days a week at Copper Hill Elementary School.  As of January 16, 2024, the District preschool program will expand to also include classrooms at Robert Hunter Elementary School, Norwescap Head Start-Ringoes, and First Friends.  The Preschool follows the District calendar for holidays.   The classes are taught by teachers with the required New Jersey teaching certificate.  Teaching Assistants provide additional instructional support.

    Parents were notified the week of Thanksgiving about preschool lottery drawings and if their child's name was randomly selected to participate in the preschool expansion program beginning on January 16, 2024.  Parents who are notified of their child's enrollment in the preschool expansion program will need to register their child in our school district for preschool.  Parents who received the disappointing news that their child's name was not randomly selected for enrollment in January of 2024 will need to enter the lottery in January 2024 to be included in the lottery for expansion for September 2024.

    The District is working diligently to partner with more providers and expand the number of seats for the 2024-2025 school year.  Preschool expansion is a BIG endeavor, and each year, we will offer more seats.  

    Do you still have questions about preschool? Send your inquiry to preschoolexpansion@frsd.us.
    ONLY for currently enrolled preschool families: NJIETA Preschool Inclusion Climate Survey