High-Quality Preschool for Your Child

Mount Laurel Schools offers a high-quality, full-day preschool program for three and four-year-olds at both in-district schools and local provider sites. The program is aligned with the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards which addresses all domains of learning. We provide a whole child approach that promotes a child's long-term development and growth.

Mount Laurel Schools offers integrated general education preschool classes for three and four-year-olds and specialized preschool classes for three and four-year-old students with disabilities.

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Program Benefits

Children in Universal Pre K benefit from:

  • a small class size (15 students per one teacher and one aide) so that your child can have plenty of one-on-one time with the teachers
  • classroom teachers with the education, state teacher certification and expertise to teach young children
  • a curriculum that helps each child grow, academically and socially
  • selected teaching and learning activities that are best for individual learning abilities
  • regular updates about their progress throughout the school year


New Jersey Universal Pre K Location

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1001 Briggs Road, Suite 275, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054



Frequently Asked Questions

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Enrollment is based on a lottery system through the Mount Laurel School District Families who reside in the Mount Laurel School District with children ages 3 and 4 who are not yet Kindergarten age are eligible to apply for the lottery. Information can be found on the School District website.

There are no household income requirements.

Are determined by the School District and may vary from year to year. The 7 hour a day schedule will fall between the hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Provided by the Mount Laurel School District.

We follow a 1 adult to 10 children ratio for preschool.

Daily notes on the curriculum, lessons, and activities are provided through Tadpoles. Families are provided with development progress reports three times per year.

Handwashing occurs upon entering the classroom, before handling food and feeding, after handling body fluids, before and after messy play.

Surfaces in the learning center are washed and sanitized frequently. Rest mats/coats are sanitized weekly and bedding is sent home at the end of each week to be laundered. Carpets and toys are cleaned regularly.

To learn more about the health and safety precautions we follow at Y Early Learning Centers, please review our Family Manual. We also follow the standards outlined by Praesidium for child protection.

Families shall provide a seasonably appropriate change of clothing as messy play, food spills, and toileting accidents are still common at this age.

Families provide a standard crib sheet and blanket, change of seasonally appropriate clothing, sippy cup or water bottle, and possibly lunch depending on location.

All items brought from home shall be labeled with the child’s full name.

Bathroom trips are provided at least every 2 hours.

Nap time is for 2 hours after lunch on a cot or rest mat.

Preschoolers spend time outdoors daily so appropriate outerwear is necessary year round.

Closed toe and closed heel shoes, such as sneakers, are best for all age groups.

Screen time is not permitted in preschool rooms.