Hand in Hand Preschool

Hand in Hand Preschool programs offer children a variety of fun and educational activities designed to stimulate their intellectual development as they move along the road to kindergarten. What makes our program stand out against others in the area is that we have licensed classroom teachers, use a state recognized assessment tool and curriculum and are a 4 star Parent Aware Rated Preschool. Come see the difference!

Hand in Hand Preschool has many options that will fit any schedule. Classes may also collaborate with Head Start, ECSE, and ECFE.

What if I don’t live in the district?

  • It is easy to enroll your child in the Princeton School District. When you register for preschool you follow the normal registration process, but will fill out an open enrollment application.
  • When it comes time for Kindergarten you will follow the same registration timeline even if you live in another school district!

Where is Hand in Hand preschool located?

  • All preschool classes are on the second floor of the Family Center, 706 First Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Family Center lot or on the street (First Street or 8th Avenue N). Please enter door 1.


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Preschool Options

All Day Everyday Preschool

  • Meets 5 days per week
  • For children that will be entering kindergarten the following year (age 4 by Sept. 1)
  • Mon. through Friday
  • 8:00am - 2:45pm
  • Cost: $620 per month for 9 months (scholarships available)
  • Busing Available

This is a 5-day per week program where we have seen students thrive. The same curriculum is taught across all of our preschool programs but the 5 day program has the opportunity for more practice and direct application of the concepts being learned.

Spanish Immersion Partial Day Preschool

  • Meets 5 days per week
  • For children that will be entering kindergarten the following year (age 4 by Sept. 1)
  • Monday through Friday
  • 12:00-2:45PM
  • Cost: $250/month for 9 months
  • (scholarships available)
  • Busing Available

Students in our Spanish Immersion Pre-K class typically begin the year by learning the rituals and routines in English and then gradually move into all Spanish being spoken in the classroom by the teacher. Near the end of the school year students understand well beyond basic Spanish and can be heard using Spanish to interact with one another. Read more about this phenomenal Spanish Immersion Preschool program here!


Four Afternoons Per Week Preschool

  • Meets 4 days per week in the afternoon
  • For children that will be entering kindergarten the following year (age 4 by Sept. 1)
  • Mon. through Thurs.
  • 12:00pm - 2:45pm
  • Cost: $220 per month (9 months)
  • (scholarships available)
  • Busing Available

This is a 4-day per week program where we have seen students thrive. The same curriculum is taught across all of our preschool programs. For four afternoons each week students prepare for the following kindergarten year. We begin with the rituals and routines that allow our students to be comfortable and to predict the world around them. The students then gradually move into adding elements from each of the developmental domains in preparation for school success.

Three Mornings Per Week Preschool

  • Meets 3 days per week in the morning
  • For children that will be 3 or 4 by September 1st
  • Meets Mon., Wed. and Fri.
  • 8:00am - 10:30pm
  • Cost: $150 per month (9 months)
  • (scholarships available)
  • Busing Available to school only (8am)

Two Afternoons Per Week with Headstart

  • Meets 2 days per week in the mornings for 3 year olds only 8am-11am
  • Meets 2 days per week in the afternoon for 4 year olds only 12pm-3pm
  • For children that will be 3 or 4 by September 1st
  • Tues. (students only) and Thurs. (parent/caregiver and student)
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Cost: $110 per month (9 months)
  • (scholarships available)
  • Busing Available home only

This is a combined and collaborative class with Reach Up Headstart. Students attend on their own on Tuesday afternoons and the parents attend with children on Thursdays. Parents are with a licensed parent educator for part of the Thursday class and then come back together with students to practice our learning goals with the children. This 2 day afternoon class includes a school lunch delivered on both Tuesday and Thursday. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience both a drop off experience and see what's happening in the classroom first hand.

Two Mornings Per Week Preschool

  • Meets 2 days per week in the morning
  • 1 sections for 3 - 5 yr. olds by Sept. 1 both meet on Tues. and Thurs.
  • 1 sections for 3 yr. olds by Sept. 1
  • Meets Tues. and Thurs.
  • 8:00am - 10:30am
  • Cost: $100 per month (9 months)
  • (scholarships available)
  • Busing Available to school only (8am)

Five day Partial day morning or afternoon

  • Meets 5 day per week in either morning 8-10:30am or afternoon 12-2:45pm
  • For children turning 3 years of age after September 1.
  • Cost: $250 per month (9 months)
  • (scholarships available)

This is a 4-day per week program where we have seen students thrive. The same curriculum is taught across all of our preschool programs. For four afternoons each week students prepare for the following kindergarten year. We begin with the rituals and routines that allow our students to be comfortable and to predict the world around them. The students then gradually move into adding elements from each of the developmental domains in preparation for school success.

One Evening Per Week Parents Attend

  • Meets 1 day per week in the evening
  • For children 3 to 5 not yet in kindergarten
  • Thursdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Cost: $50 per month (9 months)
  • (scholarships available)

This is a collaborative class through our ECFE program. Students come every week with their parents. The students and parent interact in the classroom for an hour and then the parents go with our licensed parent educator for an hour while the students stay with our licensed early childhood teacher and continue meaningful activities for the rest of the evening. The students join the parents at the end of class for a final gathering.