Preschool Registration

The Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District offers free, high quality preschool programs for three and four year olds. We are pleased to offer extended program options for 2021-2022. Slots are still limited, so participants are selected randomly through a lottery drawing.

The following programs are currently offered to 3 and 4 year olds:

  • Half-day program at Jaffrey Grade School (morning and afternoon sessions)
  • Half-day program at Rindge Memorial School (morning and afternoon sessions)

The following programs are offered to children who turn 4 by September 30, 2021:

  • Full-day program at Jaffrey Grade School
  • Full-day program at Rindge Memorial School

Enrollment for these programs has already passed for the 2021-22 school year. Information about enrollment for the 2022-23 school year will be posted on the district's website and social media. To be added to the waiting list for the 2021-22 school year, please reach out to Preschool Coordinator Storm Medders at or 532-8122 ext. 390. 

Full-Day Preschool FAQs

Who is eligible for the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District's preschool program?

 Students from both Jaffrey and Rindge are eligible to enter the lottery for the full-day preschool program. Students will typically attend preschool in their town of residence. In rare instances, the Superintendent may approve exceptions based on space availability or family need. Current JRCSD Preschool students are guaranteed a half-day slot for 2021-2022, but must enter the lottery for full-day enrollment.

What is the schedule for full-day preschool?

Full-day preschool is four and a half days a week, approximately six hours per full day. The anticipated hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Jaffrey Grade School and 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rindge Memorial School. Friday dismissal is 11:30 a.m. for Jaffrey Grade School and 10:45 a.m. for Rindge Memorial School. 

What will my child eat for lunch?

Preschool students have access to hot lunch, which would be paid for by the parents/guardians. Cold lunch can be provided by parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may apply for free or reduced lunch rates (NOTE: breakfasts and lunches will be free for the 2021-22 school year due to a USDA waiver). 

Is bussing available?

No, bussing is not available for preschool students. Special education transportation only if deemed necessary within IEP.

When will I be notified that my child was accepted into the program?

Parents/guardians will be notified of placement in the program beginning March 19, 2021. Please provide a valid email address to ensure your notification is not delayed.

What forms/documents are needed for my child to be enrolled?

The district requires the following documents:

Benefits of Preschool

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