Preschool Registration for 2017-2018 school year - January 26th and 27th







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    The Chester Public School District will be holding registration for the 2017-2018 school year on January 26th and January 27th from 8:45 am to 10:45 am and from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm  at the Dickerson School. Registration is open to all  preschoolers and preschool children with special needs.  The "Reach for the Stars" Preschool program is staffed by Mrs. Angela Berrian and Ms. Kathryn Corcoran who are both dual certified as early childhood teachers and teachers of students with disabilities.  In addition to our teachers, each class has the assistance of paraprofessionals, Mrs. Jean Bartholomew, Mrs. Mary Robinson, and Mrs. Carmen Alameda.  


    We use the High Scopes state approved curriculum for our preschool program.  Our preschoolers also have the opportunity to participate in Dickerson assemblies, theme days, class parties, and special events. Best of all, our children make a smooth transition to kindergarten because they are so well acquainted with Dickerson, the teachers, the students, how to navigate the building, and what to expect in kindergarten, and the teachers know them quite well too. 


    We offer two sessions of preschool:


    Session 1: The morning session is typically for 3 year olds who will attend the program three mornings a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:05 to 11:35 a.m.


    Tuition- $280 per month


    Session 2: The afternoon session is typically for 4 year olds who will attend for five days a week from 12:55-3:25 p.m.


    Tuition- $420 per month  




    In order to be eligible for the program your child must be three on or before October 1, 2017 and must be a Chester resident. Enrollment is limited, so please do not delay.  


    If you have any questions or concerns, kindly contact Dr. Jeanette Krone, Director of Student Services, at 908-879-6004 or email her at You can download the Enrollment forms from the Chester website at and on the left side under "Enrollment Form PreK-8th". Return the forms on registration day or any day after. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until our classes are full.  


    Transportation to this program must be provided by the parent.