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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 begins on February 22, 2021, 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 Remotely

    Please carefully follow the below-listed steps to complete the registration process. All registrations are required to be completed online.

    1. Register Online: Click the Online Registration Button below or this link. After completing the registration, you will receive a Confirmation Number.
    2. Complete the Google Form (you will need your Confirmation Number to continue with this step).
    3. Based on the responses provided in the google form, a registration case manager (see below-listed names) will contact you via telephone or Google Meet (whichever is your preferred method) to verify/confirm the accuracy of the information and assist the individual on how to then send required documentation (e.g. email, scan, etc.).
    4. Provide the Office of the Registrar with appropriate documentation. Click HERE for a list of required documentation.

      Online Registration Button











  • 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