Preschool Integrated Program

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The district offers a tuition-based preschool integrated program with half-day classes for three and four-year olds at Rice Elementary. The goal of these inclusion programs are to bring together children with special needs with their typically developing peers in a collaborative classroom environment where students experience a variety of early reading and math concepts, language development, fine and gross motor skills, related arts and social skills. The curriculum used in these programs are state approved, developmentally appropriate, and based on best practice in early childhood education.

Registration opens annually for the following school year at the beginning of December. Applications are posted under Announcements as well as on this page. Please be aware as applicants are received, district personnel assign a tracking number to each child who submitted an application. Students are assigned to the Rice program on a first come, first served basis only. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available slots, students are placed on a wait list.

2023-2024 Tuition-Based Preschool Integrated Program

The application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year was Friday, February 17th. All families that applied were accepted into the program at Rice Elementary School. Acceptance letters were sent out on Friday, February 24th. Acceptance forms, along with an initial deposit, were due back by Friday, March 10th. Once placement into the program was accepted by each family, the final step was to register in the spring. If any family has been accepted into the program and not registered yet, please contact the Rice school office immediately.

There are still a limited number of spaces available in our four-year old program; therefore, if interested click here for a general information letter and the actual application for the 2023-2024 program. 
A completed application and non-refundable application fee of $50.00 must be submitted to the Curriculum Office when applying to the program. The three-year old classes are currently full, to inquire about our waitlist or if you have questions about the either program or the application process, please call 856-983-1800, ext. 5050 or email [email protected].

Click here for 2023-2024 payment vouchers. Parents can choose to make payments in one, two, or three installments via check/money order. As an alternate option, parents can use the MyPaymentsPlus system to make payments using a credit card. Click here for additional information about MyPaymentsPlus. For any family that the three installment schedule presents a financial hardship, please contact the Curriculum Office regarding a modified payment schedule. 
Special Note: For any parents whose child is currently enrolled in one of our tuition-based preschool classes at Rice, please utilize the separate application that was emailed to you as you are already in our system and therefore can pre-register if you are continuing in one of our programs. You must pre-register to hold your current space for next year in a tuition-based program.

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