Vernon schools plan kindergarten, preschool registration

| 07 Feb 2014 | 01:14

    VERNON — The Vernon Township School District will offer kindergarten and preschol education at the Walnut Ridge Primary School at the end of March.

    The district provides a preschool program using Tools of the Mind, a N.J. Department of Education-approved developmentally appropriate curriculum for children with and without disabilities. This curriculum infuses theme-based teaching that is aligned with Common Core State Standards.

    Preschool is offered five days a week during a morning or afternoon session. Vernon residents may enroll children who will turn 3 on or before Oct. 1, 2014. Children must be fully toilet trained to start in the program.

    A yearly tuition of $3,000 will be charged to provide consumable supplies for the class.

    Children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2014, are eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year. The district is encouraging all parents to enroll their child online as early as possible for staffing and planning purposes.

    After completing the online registration for preschool or kindergarten at, bring the required documents to one of the registration sessions at Walnut Ridge Primary School on the following dates: Tuesday, March 25 from 4:30-8 p.m.; Wednesday, march 26, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Thursday, March 27, from 4:30-8 p.m.; and Friday, March 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.