Clifton BOE Offices   745 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07013    973-470-2300

Clifton Public Schools - Federally Funded Preschool Program

Clifton Public Schools offers free Full-Day Preschool to Qualifying* 4 Year Olds.

Preschool Quick Qualifying Questionnaire

Please answer the following three (3) questions before resgistering your child for preschool:

  1. Did your child turn 4 years old on or before October 1, 2018?

  2. Is your child a resident of the City of Clifton?

  3. Are you able to provide the  means to drop off and pick up  your child  from school?

If you answered "yes" to  all of the above questions, please continue the registration process by clicking the Online Registration button below. Once you complete registration you will receive a call  by the Clifton Early Learner Academy to come in for final paperwork.

Apply Online


Questions about preschool registration? Call:
For English - 973-470-7154
For Arabic/Spanish - 973-365-5869
For Spanish - 973-472-1762

Clifton Early Learner Academy (CELA) Information:

  • The program will follow the Clifton School year calendar.
  • Each class size is limited to 15 students.
  • The program utilizes the nationally recognized High Scope Preschool Curriculum.
  • The preschool will serve breakfast, lunch and snack with menus meeting CACFP guidelines for preschool aged children.

The Clifton Early Learner Academy (CELA) Primary Program locations:

  • The Clifton Early Learner Academy, 39 Allwood Rd. Clifton, NJ  | 290 Brighton Rd. Clifton, NJ