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

Clifton Public Schools - Federally Funded Preschool Program


Preschool Open for Registration on February 15, 2018 

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

Preschool Quick Qualifying Questionnaire

Please answer the following four questions before resgistering your child for preschool:

  1. Will your child turn 4 years old 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?

  4. Can you as the parent/guardian demonstrate income at or below  200% of the Federal Poverty Level  (see chart below)?

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

 


Household Size/
Family Size
100% 125% 150% 175% 200%
1 $12,140 15,175 18,210 21,245 24,280
2 $16,460 20,575 24,690 28,805 32,920
3 $20,780 25,975 31,170 36,365 41,560
4 $25,100 31,375 37,650 43,925 50,200
5 $29,420 36,775 44,130 51,485 58,840
6 $33,740 42,175 50,610 59,045 67,480
7 $38,060 47,575 57,090 66,605 76,120
8 $42,380 52,975 63,570 74,165 84,760

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 has 1 certified teacher and 1 assistant teacher.
  • 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