Preschool

Did you know FREE preschool education is available to every Camden child who turns 3 or 4 before October 1?

Families are encouraged to register their child in Pre-K to ensure they are prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond.  

U.S. Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School offers a nurturing environment for three and four-year-old children. We offer a full day program complete with wrap around services. The class size consists of 15 children, one certified teacher, and one paraprofessional.

The program provides a smooth transition from home to preschool and preschool to kindergarten. A developmentally-appropriate curriculum is the basis of instruction throughout the district. The classroom provides a supportive and caring environment where children can develop a sense of trust and belonging. Children's culture, diversity, and individual differences are recognized and respected. Parent concerns regarding children's developmental progress are addressed and evaluated as necessary. Our goal is for our children to develop a love for learning and a positive attitude towards school.

Early childhood is a crucial time in development that requires positive experiences from which children can develop and grow. We will:

  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment where children will play, explore, experiment, and develop a lifelong joy for learning;
  • Use developmentally-appropriate practice and proven research to guide instruction;
  • Implement a research-based curriculum with an aligned assessment system;
  • Intentionally plan lessons, activities, and experiences that promote high expectations, exceed standards, and build a strong academic and social-emotional foundation;
  • Promote acceptance and understanding of our unique and special attributes;
  • Provide an inclusive program with appropriate supports and individualized plans as needed for children with special needs or dual language learners;
  • Develop creative thinkers and problem solvers who make good choices and develop positive self esteem;
  • Collaborate and partner with families, health service providers, and community stakeholders;
  • Provide ongoing, comprehensive professional development to early childhood professionals who educate and support our children and families.

Registration Requirements:

  1. Age - Child must be three (3) years old for preschool or five (5) years old for kindergarten on or before October 1. (BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED)

  2. Immunization - Current immunization (medical) records

  3. Proof of Residency - Proof of Camden City residency - (there is no cost to attend)

  4. Physical Examination - Physical examination with lead test results

For further information regarding the Camden City School District Early Childhood Program at U.S. Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School, please call: (856) 966-5120.

 
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