Choose the best possible education for your child.
By learning more about education, and becoming aware of your parental rights and responsibilities together with your child's educational options and opportunities, you CAN obtain the best possible education for your children.
Find answers in our Frequently Asked Questions, email your concern, or call the family and community "help desk" at 609-633-7318 during normal business hours. For matters which can best be handled at the local level, we invite you to contact your county office. Please join our community outreach list, or join us on Facebook.Ask DOE Contact a
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Ask about your child’s education
1. Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the cut-off date for kindergarten entry in New Jersey?
- Can my child be admitted to first grade after transferring from a kindergarten program in an out-of-district public or private school?
- Is kindergarten mandatory in New Jersey?
- What is the cut-off date for preschool entry in New Jersey?
- Is preschool mandatory in New Jersey?
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2. Ask the DOE
Parental Help Desk: 609-633-7318