• Inclusion Preschool Program


    The Great Meadows Regional School District Inclusion Preschool Program is designed to develop an inclusive model for preschool students aged three to five.  This inclusive program can be defined as an early childhood program that will meet the educational needs of young students with and without disabilities in the same classroom.

    Preschool Hours

    • Full Day: 8:50 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Half Day AM 8:50 AM – 11:30 PM

    Tuition Schedule

    • Full Day Resident (5 days /week): $800/month
    • Half Day Resident (5 days / week):$400/month
    • Full Day Non-Resident (5 days /week): $900/month
    • Half Day Non-Resident (5 days / week):$450/month


    Creative Curriculum

    The Great Meadows Inclusion Preschool Program, in addition to meeting the goals and objectives of all classified students, utilizes The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, which is an award-winning curriculum for preschool success following the New Jersey Department of Education standards for Preschool Teaching and Learning.  The Creative Curriculum is based on 38 objectives for development and learning and present knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why,” and “how” of early childhood education.  It addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.

    Application & Process

    To apply, complete the Great Meadows Regional School District registration packet and return it prior to May 12th to Central Elementary School or to the address below.  All applications received by the deadline will be entered into an age-based lottery to be held at Central School on June 1st

    Please return your completed packet below for consideration:   

    Central Elementary School
    281 Route 46
    Great Meadows, NJ 07838
    Attn: Jennifer Barr

    In order to register your child you must present the following documents to the school:

    • Immunization record
    • School physical form
    • Birth certificate
    • 2 Proofs of residency (if applicable)



    The Great Meadows Inclusion Preschool Program is founded in the belief that young children, regardless of background or abilities, should be nurtured and challenged in an environment that encourages the expression of ideas, curiosity, spontaneity, enthusiasm, and the joy of learning.  We believe that all children benefit from being grouped heterogeneously, making it possible for children to learn from one another.  

    Central Elementary School
    281 Route 46
    Great Meadows, NJ 07838
    Phone: 908-637-4041
    Fax: 908-637-8935