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Nor'easter Postpones Integrated Preschool Open House

Information session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Valley View Elementary School.

Written By Susan Marinello

The Montville Township Public School District hosts an innovative preschool located at Valley View Elementary School. Aligned with the NJ Department of Education’s guidelines for high-quality early childhood education, the district’s Integrated Preschool is designed to promote the academic, social and emotional development of all pre-school children.

The Montville Township Integrated Preschool open house, previously scheduled for Thursday, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School.

“Our inclusive preschool is an exciting educational environment,” explained Patricia Stryker, supervisor of special services. “Our comprehensive, child-centered, approach helps all students learn and prepare to successfully transition into kindergarten.”

The Integrated Preschool accepts students with and without special needs.

Three and four-year-olds who attend the Montville Township Integrated Preschool have access to the Montville school district’s extensive resources, such as school assemblies, special programs, school wide events, theme days and field trips.

Weekly instruction in art, music and media is taught by certified faculty members. Class sizes are small. Two fully-certified preschool teachers and two paraprofessionals work in the classroom. 

In addition, weekly lessons are facilitated by a certified speech and language specialist to enhance language development. A certified occupational and physical therapist also teaches weekly lessons to enhance fine and gross motor development.

The Montville Township Integrated Preschool Program follows a state approved early childhood curriculum. The program consists of three half-day sessions per week for 3-year-olds, and five half-day sessions per week for 4-year-olds.

Registration is now open and enrollment is limited.

For more information, contact Patricia Stryker, supervisor of pupil personnel services, 973-331-7100 ext. 2237 or visit Montville.net for registration information.

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