Mile Square Early Learning Center

Established Since 1979                                                   Early Childhood Service for Hoboken Residents                                          

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    Demarest Site

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    Teacher Appreciation Week - Demarest Site

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    Happy Feet Soccer Enrichment Class

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    In-Class Science Projects

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    Donating potatoes to the Hoboken Homeless Shelter

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    Week of Respect - Police Officer Visit

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    Halloween Parade

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    Field Station Dinosaur Field Trip

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    Field Day games

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    Rue Site - The Grinch Visits Rue!

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    Rue Site - Wacky Wednesday

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    Rue Site - Mentos & Soda Experiment





Pre-K Registration for NEW students! 2020-2021

The Hoboken Early Childhood Education Program is for NEW students who would like to enroll into preschool for the 2020-2021 school year. Children entering preschool must be a Hoboken resident and must be 3 or 4 years old by September 30, 2020. If your child is currently enrolled in the Hoboken Early Childhood Preschool Program, you do not need to register. All preschool registration for the 2020-2021 school year must be done in person. Application can be downloaded here.

When: Week of April 20-24, 2020

Where: David E. Rue School Gymnasium 301 Garden Street

Times: see schedule below

Monday, April 20th, 2020 - 8:30am - 2:30pm

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 - 8:30am - 2:30pm

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 - 8:30am - 2:30pm

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm (evening hours)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 - 8:30am - 2:30pm

Friday, April 24th, 2020 - 8:30am - 2:30pm

Required Documentation for Preschool Registration

  • 2020-2021 Pre-K Enrollment Application
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Immunizations (foreign copy must be translated in english)
  • Most Current Physical (Universal Health Form)
  • 2 proofs of residency. Examples could be Property Tax Bill or Mortgage Statement, Full original current lease signed by landlord and tenant, Utility Bill, Insurance Bill, Bank Statement, Credit Card Statement
  • Photo Identification of parent/legal guardian (driver's licence or passport)

For more information please visit or call 201-356-3695




January Events and Reminders! 

January 2 - School Begins "HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

January 20 - School Closed (Dr. Martin Luther King Day)

Be sure to ask your site about other December Activities/Workshops/Events

If you have any questions, please contact your child's family advocate at your school site!!!

 (To see a more detailed list of events for your child's site please go to the "about us" tab and click on "Class newsletters and reminders" to see your sites specific reminders.)  


Site Specific Updates 


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Brandt Site:

Wallace Site:


For You

Ari-Anna's Angels 6th Annual Teen Gift Drive!

Holidays can be a difficult time for families battling cancer & other serious blood disorders. Help us bring smiles to these teens this Holidays Season! Our focus is on collecting donations for teens ages 13 to 21. We will still welcome your donations for all children, big and small.

Please drop off any donations at your School Sites Main Office or mail to 264 Princeton Ave, Jersey City NJ 07305





***Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Mile Square Early Learning Center whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.***

Here’s how:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in to your regular Amazon account

  3. In the search box, type in “Hoboken Mile Square Early Learning Center” to help your child’s school.

  4. Once enrolled every time you purchase from AmazonSmile they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the school.

**Below you will find our link**

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