Little Stingers Integrated Preschool Program

Little Stingers Integrated Preschool Program is now accepting applications for the 2016/17 school year.  

Little Stingers is a district-sponsored integrated preschool program designed for children aged 3-5 years who reside in Greenwich Township.  This multi-age program consists of general education children along with children with special needs learning together in the same classroom.  Children have the opportunity to grow and develop with peers of varying abilities in the areas of social skills, play skills, language skills, motor skills, and early academic skills.  A certified teacher along with a paraprofessional provide instruction using the High Scope Curriculum.  High Scope Curriculum is a research-based program in which children learn through direct, hands-on experiences during play-based activities.  Assessment is utilized to determine what is and is not working; to identify gaps in children’s experiences; and to provide valid, reliable indicators of student growth and achievement.  This curriculum is designed for both general education students and students with special needs in multi-age groups.  Placement in multi-age groups encourages children of various ages and abilities to progress at their own rate rather than according to age or grade level expectations.

Two, 2 hour and 40 minute sessions will be offered daily Monday through Friday.  Each session will consist of 18 students (10 general education children and 8 children with special needs).  Tuition will be $2500 for the school year. You may pay the entire amount or take advantage of the installment plan of $250.00/month for each of the 10 months. April’s deposit then September through May.  Please make checks payable to : Greenwich Child Care. Please write Little Stingers on the memo line.  A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed for each payment received after due date listed on the payment schedule.   Children must be 3 years of age on or before October 1st.

Please register online @ www.gtsd.net under the Parent Resource Tab, Student Registration no later than February 10, 2017.  Due to the expected volume of applicants the district will implement a lottery to fairly identify children for the program.  Applicants must be flexible regarding morning or afternoon placement.  

The lottery drawing will take place Thursday March 9, 2017 at Greenwich School. Parents do not attend the drawing.   After the lottery, you will be notified in writing by Thursday, March 16, 2017 whether your child has been accepted. If your child has been accepted, registration papers and a tuition deposit of $250 is required by April 28, 2017.

Current Little Stingers enrollees are exempt from the lottery but confirmation of attendance is due by April 28, 2017 to maintain placement.  Children identified via the special education process are also exempt from the lottery.

QUESTIONS!?!?!  Please contact Beth Kulturides, Preschool Teacher, for additional information.  Ms Kulturides can be reached at kulturidesb@gtsd.net or at 908-859-2022 x3034.