Mile Square Early Learning Center

Established Since 1979                                                                          Early Childhood Services                                          

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Preschool Enrollment

Preschool Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Hoboken Early Childhood Education Program offers state funded full day preschool for qualifying 3 and 4 year old Hoboken residents.

Requirements for Participation:  

  • Child/Children must be 3 years old by September 30, 2021
  • Child/Children must be 4 years old by September 30, 2021 
  • Child/Children must be residents of the City of Hoboken

​Preschool Registration for the 2021-2022  school year will be held online during the week of March  22nd - March 26th, 2021 . All registration will be done online by clicking here when link is available.

If your child is currently enrolled in the Hoboken Early Childhood Preschool Program you do not need to re-register. 

Hours of Registration are as follows:


Documentation Requirements

  • One copy of current - lease, deed, mortgage statement, or property tax bill.
  • One copy of current - cable bill, phone bill, PSEG bill, bank or credit card statement. 
  • Copy of your child's immunization records (view NJ Vaccination Requirements)
  • Copy of your child's current physical (universal health record)
  • Original birth certificate or passport for your child (foreign copy must be translated in English)
  • Photo Identification or Passport of parent/guardian

Placement Determination  
Priority placements  are given to children who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Children with documented special needs or who have a finalized IEP (Individual Educational Plan)
  • Children who are Head Start Eligible or considered homeless (Federal Poverty Guidline download here)
  • Children with siblings already enrolled in the Hoboken Public School District for elementary, middle or high school.​ (Grades 1-12) 


If the number of preschool applicants exceed the amount of available Pre-K seats then a lotter will occur. It is not necessary to be in attendance for the lottery as all results will be shared via mail as quickly as possible.

Children who do not meet any of the Priority Placement  criteria mentioned above will participate in the lottery. Students not drawn for a spot will be placed on a pending placement list in the order their name was drawn. If a spot opens up, the next student on the pending placement list will be called and offered a seat in the location with the vacancy. Families on the pending placement list have three (3) business days to reply after receiving notification of an available spot.

All families who have a student selected for priority placement, lottery, and pending placement will be notified by mail as early as June.