There’s room for new students at Montclair Community Pre-K (MCPK). The school has expanded its enrollment during the current school year to include out-of-town students. There are limited spots available to children who are 4 years old by December 31 of this year. MCPK offers full and half day options, extended day programs for working families and enrichment classes. Only residents of Montclair are eligible to participate in our the sliding-scale tuition policy based on family income. Families not residing in Montclair are eligible to send their children to the MCPK at the full tuition rate. For more information, visit the MCPK website or call (973) 509-4500.

Liz George is the publisher of Montclair Local.

10 replies on “Montclair Pre-K Looking For Out-Of-Towners”

  1. I was going to register my son, but I could not find the required amount of grey poupon required for admission….

  2. Wow, thats expensive. Even at what I imagine to be the average Bville income its prohibitive. $1000 a month?
    I sent my child to a private jewish pre-k and it was more half that cost.
    GR is $1000 a year.

  3. Doesn’t the Montclair Pre-K get funding from the township? Doesn’t they also have a contract with the town that said that the pre-k is for Montclair residents. How can they get funds from the Montclair taxpayers to fund the program, then take students from other communities. Doesn’t sound right to me.

  4. $1000 per month, $250 per week. Say you are a full time enrollment 9-5, that breaks down to approximately $ 5.55 per hour! You can’t get a high school kid to babysit one child for that cost! These teachers have entire classrooms to educate and keep safe. Let’s get real and give these people who care for our children a fair wage. The MPK is a bargain.

  5. I guess enrollment for 4-and-ups wasn’t what they expected it to be this year, and they’re looking to fill classroom space?

  6. For Montclair residents, the Pre-K has a sliding tuition scale based on household income. Families with lower income have reduced (or no) tuition. I believe that much of the township funding goes towards supporting the costs of lower income Montclair families.
    The cost has gone up quite a bit though. Two years ago the full day program was $785 per month, now it is $925 per month, which is an 18% increase in two years.

  7. I make a decent salary but am the only breadwinner in my family. We’d love to send our kid to MPK but it’s simply too much money. Even if my wife took a part-time job during the hours our kid was at MPK, her income would barely cover the cost.
    It’s just too much money.

  8. Do I remember reading somewhwere that “Pre-K” for 3 & $ year olds, will be mandatory state wide soon? Thought that was part of the Gov’s education initiative. Don’t know what that means to private vs public, and where they might put all these kids, but you can bet the NJEA is happy to have more union teachers under contract, to accomodate.

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