Early Childhood Programs & Services

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What is the Plainfield Preschool Program?
Three and four-year old children living in the city of Plainfield whose birthday comes on or before October 1st of the enrolling school year are entitled to free preschool. Students are offered 6 hours of instruction for 180 days. Wrap Around services between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8:05 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. are based upon parent eligibility.

Preschool Registration
Plainfield Public Schools Early Childhood Programs & Services provides ongoing preschool registration Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The office entrance is located at 209 Berckman Street, Plainfield, NJ. The following documents are required to register:

  • Child’s original birth certificate Child must be 3 or 4 years old by October 1st of that school year. If you are the legal guardian or foster parent, you must bring your ID letter or legal documents for verification.
  • Proof of Plainfield Residence Current PSE&G, Water, Home Telephone or cable bills. If the bills are not in your name, bring a notarized letter signed by the person you live with and one of their utility bills and any official mail in your name received at that address.
  • Updated Immunization Records - see Health & Safety page for details