Note: Registration for 2021-2022 begins Tuesday, April 6th.
WESTWOOD RECREATION DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REGISTRATION DATES ANNOUNCED FOR
WESTWOOD RECREATION PRESCHOOL
Westwood, NJ (JANUARY 20, 2021) – Registration for the Westwood Recreation Department Preschool will begin Tuesday, April 6th at 9:00 am at the Westwood Community Center, 55 Jefferson Ave., Westwood. The three-day a week, half-day programs for children ages three to five are designed to foster Kindergarten readiness by creating developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in a nurturing setting. The 2021-2022 school year will begin Wednesday, September 8th.
Led by Teacher/Director Natalie Boes, the Westwood Recreation Preschool is licensed by the State of New Jersey and follows state curriculum guidelines. Classroom activities prepare students for academic and social success by assisting in the development of self-help skills, gross and fine motor skills, listening skills as well as providing a strong foundation in literacy, math, social studies and science. Art, music, seasonal activities and free-play round out the program offerings.
The Westwood Recreation Preschool program is open to children between the ages of three and five as of October 1, 2021. Proof of residency and birth certificates are required for registration. All children are required to be potty-trained before entering the program. Annual tuition is $1800 for 4-5 year-olds who attend Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. Annual tuition is $1500 for 3-year-olds who attend Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Annual tuition is payable in three installments.
According to Recreation Department Director, Gary Buchheister, as of this time, the preschool will be expected to follow current Covid-19 guidelines. Classes will be limited in size to 20 for the Preschool program and 10 for the 3-year-old program. All the current NJ Department of Health and CDC Covid-19 guidelines for a licensed child care center will be followed including:
· All staff and children will be screened for fever and other Covid-19 symptoms prior to entry each day. Staff will be required to wear a face covering at all times and children will be required to wear a face covering to the best of their ability.
· Children will be issued their own supply box of pencils, crayons, scissors, etc.
· The classroom and toys will be cleaned in between classes and at the end of each day.
· Parents/Guardians will not be permitted to enter the classrooms.
For registration information and forms, please see the Preschool section of the Recreation Page at www.westwoodnj.gov or call 201-664-7882.
For more information contact:
Gary Buchheister, Recreation Director, firstname.lastname@example.org