Preschool Registration

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Preschool Registration 2023-2024 School Year Update:

  • Both Prek-3 & Prek-4 are currently full. If you wish to be added to the waiting list- please follow the steps below. 
  • Please note that if you are on the waiting list, there is no guarantee that you will be placed for the 2023-2024 school year.
  •   The preschool program is state funded and follows the mandate of 15 students per class.
  • Students are placed on a first come, first serve basis. 

Registration Requirements:

 ● Your child must live in Union. 

 ● For Prek-3 (3F) -Your child must be 3 years old by October 1, 2023.

 ● For Prek-4F (4F)- Your child must be 4 years old by October 1, 2023.

Registration applications for 2023-2024 school year were opened on the following dates: 

 ● For Prek-4 (4F)- Registration begins Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 9:00am.

 ● For Prek-3 (3F)- Registration begins Monday, February 27, 2023 at 9:00am. 


Important Information to Know Prior to Completing Registration:

 ● Only registration created on February 23rd at 9:00am (Prek-4) & February 27th (Prek-3) at 9:00am will be reviewed. Any registration started and/or submitted prior to registration dates and times will not be reviewed.

 ● Registration is not complete until all documents have been submitted, with the exception of the medical documents (UCHR). Upon review, families will be contacted via email/phone to confirm submission. 

  ● If you have any questions- please contact the preschool department (908) 851-6557 or via email [email protected].


 Preschool Placement:

PreK-3 students are transferred into their home schools for PreK-4.

Please note- Students currently enrolled in Prek-3 for the current school year (22-23), will get priority placement into their homeschool for PreK-4.

 ● Some Prek-4 schools will be closed for placement due to the transferring of Prek-3 students into Prek-4.  

● Students that are placed at a school other than their homeschool for Prek-4 will be transferred to their homeschool for Kindergarten. 

Homeschool Street Listing


Prek-3 Locations

# of Classes

Before Care Available*



















Gateway Family YMCA 




*Prek-3-Before & Aftercare are available based on need. Each site determines hours of operation for before/aftercare and fees.


Prek-4 Locations 

Battle Hill 




Connecticut Farms 








Hannah Caldwell 













How to Register For Preschool School Year 2023-2024: 

Step 1: According to the registration dates (February 23, 2023- Prek-4 & February 27, 2023- Prek-3)- Complete the application in Open Registration and submit all required registration documents into Open Registration.* 

If your child’s birthday is between October 2, 2019 to October 1, 2020 (no exceptions); your child will be in Prek-3- choose 3F when completing the application in Open Registration.


If your child’s birthday is between October 2, 2018 to October 1, 2019 (no exceptions); your child will be in Prek-4- choose 4F when completing the application in Open Registration. 

Submission of Required Documentation: PDF the following documents for easy uploading or take a picture with your smartphone.

 1. Proof of Birth: Original Birth Certificate 

 2. Immunization Records: Immunizations form should be the original document with the physician’s name and address.

 3. Current Physical Examination Form: The Universal Child Health Record form must be filled out, signed, and stamped by your pediatrician. If you do not have a current Universal Child Health Record- it can be submitted after your child’s doctor’s visit.

 4. Proof of Residency

    Submit one of the following-

■ Mortgage statement (30 days current) 

■ Deed (owner) 

■ Signed Current Lease (tenant name & address must be visible)

  ■ If you live with a family member, a notarized affidavit (6C) must be completed and signed by the Union resident indicating the current living situation.


 Submit four different current utility bills with name and address visible. Bills must be within 45 days of submission date (bills should be from January-February 2023)

■ Current gas bill 

■ Credit card bill 

■ Current cable bill 

■ Current electric bill 

■ Medical reports 

■ Current water bill 

■ Benefit statement 

■ Current cell phone bill 

■ Sewer bill 

■ Car insurance identification card 

■ Insurance policy 

■ Recent pay stub 

■ Bank statement


5. Submission of New Jersey Driver's License - if applicable

  a. If you New Jersey Driver's License is from out of state or out of town submit DMV change of address. 


6. Proof of Custody- if applicable 


Step 2: After you have submitted all documents into open registration, you will receive an email confirmation from Open Registration with your child’s student information. To avoid any delays- If you do not receive an email, this confirms that your registration has not been submitted into the system properly. Please go back in to resubmit. 

If you have any questions pertaining to Preschool Registration, please send an email to, [email protected]. 

Next Steps:

 The preschool department will review the application in the coming weeks. You will be notified- if additional information is needed.

 ● Parents will be notified of placement via email starting Monday, May 22, 2023. A placement letter will be sent to the email address that is listed in the registration. 

 ● All placements will be prioritized based on the child’s completion date of enrollment, available space, and are not determined solely by address of residence

 ● Every effort will be made to accommodate parental requests, but is not guaranteed.

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