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Preschool Program - State Funded Overview

  • Clifton Preschool Program Questions

    • For general questions about the Preschool Program, you may contact the main office at CELA A - 973-778-0305 or CELA B - 973-470-2060.
    • For questions about the limited income-eligible 3-year old Preschool Program, please call 973-874-4305 or 973-472-8880 to get started.
    • Questions for your child's preschool teacher? Call the appropriate preschool building.
    • For questions regarding the Clifton Preschool Program for the Special Needs Child, go to the Preschool Program for Special Needs Webpage or call the Special Services Department at 973-470-2286.

    Registration is now in process, for the 2021-2022 School Year

    Clifton Public Schools offers free Full-Day Preschool for income-eligible 4-Year-Olds (please see the table for income-eligible guidelines).  Limited spots are available for non-income eligible families on a first-come, first-serve basis upon completion of the entire registration process (online registration and providing the necessary documents to the Office of the Registrar).

    Registration Requirements

    • Your child must live in Clifton
    • Your child must be 4 years old by October 1, 2021
    • You must be able to drop off your child at 9 AM and pick up at 3 PM

    If you meet these requirements, please continue the registration process by following the steps below:

    How to Register

    Registration for the State-funded Pre-school program is required to be completed online from our REGISTRATION SERVICES PAGE 






  • Questions about preschool registration call:

    For English - 973-470-7154 or 973-470-2066

    For Arabic/Spanish - 973-365-5869

    For Spanish - 973-472-1762

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Income Eligible Guidleline Table