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Kindergarten Program

Full Day Kindergarten Program for 5-year olds

Welcome!

The Collingswood Public School District offers full day Kindergarten for students who are five years of age by October 1 of the year they wish to enroll. For registration questions, please contact Mrs. Cecilia Taglang at ctaglang@collsk12.org or 856-962-5704 ext. 3100.

Who is Eligible?
Students who turn five (5) years old by October 1 of the year they wish to enroll are eligible to enroll in the program.

What are the hours?
The full day program runs from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, 5 days per week when school is in session. The school doors open at 8:15 am and we ask that students be unpacked and ready to begin the day's activities by the start of the school day at 8:30 am. School Lunch will be served and recess time provided. The Kindergarten program follows the Collingswood Public Schools district calendar, except on the first day of school which is an abbreviated schedule and orientation for the newest members of our school community. Note: When school has a single session day the program will run from 8:30am - 12:30pm. School doors open at 8:15 am.

Where will the program be held?
The program is held in each of our elementary schools.

What Curriculum is followed?
The Collingswood Public Schools Kindergarten program includes Literacy (reading, writing, word study), mathematics, science, and social studies. Students will also participate in music, art, technology, Spanish, and health and physical education subjects.

Is before or after-school (wrap-around) care available?
Before and after-school programs are offered by Just Kids, administered by Archway Programs. There is an additional fee for the Just Kids program. Information on Just Kids can be found here.

How do I enroll my child?
Complete the online Kindergarten Roundup form (see below) by the last Friday in February of the year you wish to enroll your child.

Who do I call if I have questions?
Please contact Mrs. Cecilia Taglang, Secretary at Tatem School at (856) 962-5704 ext 3100 or email ctaglang@collsk12.org.


Kindergarten Registration Process

Kindergarten Registration is a two-stage process.

Stage 1 is Kindergarten Roundup, when parents and guardians let us know their children will be turning five years old by October 1 of the year in which they wish to enroll in kindergarten.

If your child is of the eligible age and you are planning to send him/her to the Collingswood Public Schools for kindergarten next September, please complete the online form (currently disabled) OR return the hard copy "Kindergarten Roundup" form. You need not do both. The "Roundup Letter" below will be distributed through our current school children during the month of February each year.

For parents of current Collingswood Pre-Kindergarten students - if you intend for your child to attend the Collingswood Kindergarten Program next year, please read the separate letter sent home with your child and return the bottom portion to your child's teacher by the due date. Please do not fill out the Kindergarten Roundup process. 

Your help is needed in locating children who do not have brothers and sisters in school this year. If you have any neighbors with children of kindergarten age, please pass this information or form on to them.

Parents may contact Mrs. Cecilia Taglang at Tatem Elementary School at (856) 962-5704 ext 3100 to receive additional information regarding our kindergarten program or the registration process.

If you choose to return the Form IN HARD COPY, please complete the form and return to Tatem Elementary School, 265 Lincoln Ave, Collingswood NJ 08108 as soon as possible.

Once we know your child is eligible to begin Kindergarten in September, we will begin the registration process (Stage 2) below.

Stage 2 is Kindergarten Registration, when parents verify residency and provide important demographic, safety, and health information about every child enrolling in the district.

Once Kindergarten Roundup is complete, we will begin scheduling individual registration appointments.

It is important that you complete as much of the registration packet as possible prior to your scheduled kindergarten registration appointment. Incomplete registration packets will delay the registration process. 

Please click here to complete the registration process.

Specific questions can be answered on the day of registration or by calling Mrs. Cecilia Taglang at 856-962-5704 ext 3100 or email ctaglang@collsk12.org prior to your scheduled appointment.

We understand that the registration packet is lengthy. Please take your time to complete as much as possible to ensure a smooth registration process.

Thank you for your cooperation and WELCOME to the Collingswood Public Schools.

Please note the Board-approved practice for assigning kindergarten students outlined here. While the administration makes every effort to assign students to the school closest to their homes, this is not always possible. If the number of students living in a particular school zone exceed the number of available seats, the administrators will use the process below to determine final assignments.