• The Bayonne School District is excited to continue to offer a free, full-day Pre-K3 program to Bayonne residents. The District partners with local preschool facilities to service the Pre-K3 program. To be eligible to participate, children must turn 3 years-old on or before October 1 and parents must be Bayonne residents.


    Early registration for school year 2024-'25 has now closed. Students will be placed on a first come, first serve basis in order of completed registration. If demand exceeds available spaces, a wait list will be maintained. Check back in July with Registration for additional information.

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  • | Important to Note:

    All Bayonne School District Pre-K offerings are expressly dependent upon and subject to the availability of NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) funds to the Bayonne School District. Offerings are subject to change based on NJDOE funding.

    The attendance policy, contracted between the District and our Pre-K partners, states if a child is absent for more than 10-consecutive school days (except in the event of documented medical illness), the child will be removed from the Pre-K program’s enrollment. |

  • The District will partner with the following preschools. Click on the links below to learn more:


    Community Day Nursery

    591 Broadway, Bayonne

    Jennifer Monteiro, Director

    (201) 437-6333


    Jewish Community Center

    1050 JFK Boulevard, Bayonne

    Ellen Goldberg, Executive Director

    (201) 436-6900


    Leaders of Tomorrow 2

    554 Broadway, Bayonne

    Lena Takvorian, Director

    (201) 350-4020


    Lightbridge Academy

    191 Lefante Way, Bayonne

    Shereena Nucum, Director

    (201) 581-2381


    Preschool Playhouse

    625 Avenue C, Bayonne

    Emily Hagdorn, Director

    (201) 455-7122


    Sunshine Club Daycare

    1002 Broadway, Bayonne

    Mary Garas, Director

    (201) 436-5437


    Head Start (Income requirement)

    (Reach out directly to Head Start)

    21 West 8th Street / 557 JFK Blvd., Bayonne

    Rosemary Simnowitz, Director

    (201) 437-7702