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Preschool Program (Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4)

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Teaneck Public Schools offers a free full day, high quality Pre-K program to eligible 3 & 4-year-old children.  Our program utilizes the state approved Tools of the Mind Curriculum, which is aligned to the NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards. Tools is a research-based, comprehensive curriculum that promotes development in the areas of social-emotional, self-regulation, executive functioning, and foundational academic skills.  Children engage in theme based dramatic play, large and small group literacy and math activities, free choice time, and gross motor/outdoor time.  Instructional activities are scaffolded to meet individual learning needs. We utilize Teaching Strategies Gold for formative assessment where students are observed through everyday activities in the natural classroom environment.

Learn more about TPS's Pre-K Registration process and our preschool program by watching this video 
(click image to view) 
For Registration Information CLICK HERE 

Frequently Asked Questions English: Pre-K FAQs 2023- ENG Updated 7_23.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions Spanish: Pre-K FAQs 2023 SPA -Updated 7_23.pdf

Tools of the Mind Parent Brochure (Click image below)

Getting Ready for Preschool

English and Spanish versions available:

Preschool Locations

Our program uses the following locations:

Preschool Locations:
1 Tryon Avenue
479 Maitland Ave.
(Spanish Translation Available)
1 Merrison Street
Bergen Day School-contracted provider 
321 Queen Anne Rd
(Spanish and Arabic Translation Available)


Lisa ZuckerSupervisor Early Childhood(201) 347-3480 ext. 104
Gervonn Romney-RiceParent Liaison
(201) 347-3480 ext. 102
Meredith MillerPreschool Intervention Referral Specialist

Kimberly Thomas-SantangeloPreschool Instructional Coach
Barbara KilgorePreschool Social Worker(201) 833-5449
Yamile Fernandez
(201) 347-3480 ext. 101