Full-Day Preschool Program Information
In 2022, the Voorhees Township Public Schools was awarded Preschool Expansion Aid (PEA) funding. PEA funding will be used to provide a high-quality preschool program for three and four-year-old students. A high-quality preschool program is defined as a full-day program with a certified teacher, an aide, and small classes that are inclusive of children with special needs. The program will include the use of researched-based curriculum The Creative Curriculum and its assessment program Teaching Strategies GOLD; materials and supplies to support the curriculum; differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners; professional development for teachers; parental support programs; and the extension of learning outside of the classroom walls through partnerships with community stakeholders.
The district has five (5) years to serve approximately 500 preschool students. For the 2023-2024 school year (year 2 of 5), the district will serve as many three and four-year-old students as possible.
The full-day preschool schedule consists of morning meeting, instructional small group time, large group time, shared reading, shared writing, learning centers, structured play, gross motor experiences, rest time, and lunch/snack time. Student learning will address the ten major categories listed below, which are critical for school success:
● social and emotional development
● physical development and health
● creative arts
● science and technology
● social studies
● English language acquisition
Children will be immersed in a language-rich environment as they explore their world through play, literacy, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities.
Students enrolled in the three-year-old program must be 3 years old by October 1st.
Students enrolled in the four-year-old program must be 4 years old by October 1st.