Brigantine Beach

The Brigantine Public Schools offers free state-mandated preschool to residents turning 4 on or before Oct. 1.

There will be 2.5-hour morning and afternoon sessions. Transportation will be provided to eligible addresses.

Registration will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13 at the North Middle School Admissions Office for students whose last names begin with the letters A-M. Registration for students who last names begin with N-Z will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14.

Additional registration sessions for all names will be held 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 and Thrusday, March 16.

All preschool children must have four DPT and three polio immunizations as well as one each of the varicella, HIB, PCV pneumococcal, and flu vaccine between September and December.

The following documents are required for registration: child’s original birth certificate (state copy, not hospital copy), child’s immunization records and proof of residency.

Acceptable proofs of residency for homeowners include a deed or most recent tax bill from the city. Acceptable proofs of residency for renters can include a lease or a notarized letter from a landlord listing all occupants, or other evidence of residency and any two of the following: pay stub showing name and address; utility bills (gas, electric or home phone only); voter registration card and financial account information. All must contain name and home address.

Proofs of residency requirements for residents sharing quarters are an owner’s deed or most recent tax bill from the city, a notarized letter from the owner listing all occupants, and proof of address for the parent (paycheck stub or utility bill). All three documents are needed for a shared quarters.

Other information parents may want to bring are the name, address and phone number of the child's doctor, and the name, address and phone number of someone to contact in an emergency.

Registration will not be considered complete without all necessary paperwork.

Parents who suspect that their preschool-age child may have special needs can get free help from the child study team. Brigantine Public School District has a Child Find Campaign to locate and provide services for those children ages 3 to 5 who may have physical, mental, language, or emotional difficulties. For information call the child study team at 609-264-9499.

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