Preschool Information
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Fairfield Special Services Department
15 Knoll Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004

The Department of Special Services provides two different preschool programs.

Inclusive Preschool Program

The Fairfield Board of Education provides an inclusive, preschool program Mon.-Fri. (12:30-3:00). This program consists of students from the community, selected through a lottery system. The remaining students will be selected from our preschool disabled population at the discretion of the IEP Team. The program focuses on language, readiness, and social interaction. There will be a quarterly tuition charge of $875.00 for this program. Transportation will not be provided.

Qualifications for Inclusive Preschool Program

  • The child must be a resident of Fairfield.
  • The child must be four (4) years of age by 10/1/2020.  Regular education students who reach age 5 by October 1 are eligible for the regular kindergarten program only.

Preschool Disabilities Program

The Fairfield Board of Education provides this program to children ages 3-5 based on the specific eligibility criteria set forth by New Jersey Administrative Code Title 6A Chapter 14: Special Education (NJAC 6A:14). If a child is experiencing difficulties or delays in one or more of the following areas:

  • Physical, including gross motor, fine motor, and sensory (vision & hearing)
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Adaptive Skills

The child may be referred to the Child Study Team for evaluation.

If the Child Study Team evaluations reveal an identified disabling condition and/or the presence of an educational disability, affecting one or more of the above areas of functioning, the child will be deemed eligible for this program.