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HOPES’ interdisciplinary team of teachers, specialists, and family advocates work together to promote school readiness.



  • Comprehensive health and mental health services

  • Developmental and health screenings

  • Father involvement activities

  • Parent education, workshops, and training

  • Field trips

Curriculum and Assessment:

  • Tools of the Mind

  • High Scope 

  • State Core Curriculum Standards and Learning Expectations

  • COR and Gold Assessments, developmentally appropriate learning assessments

Our Program upholds these standards:

  • Maximum class size of 15 (Hoboken & Plainfield)

    • Maximum class size of 17 (Somerset)

  • 6-hour class day

  • 180-day program

  • Teachers:

    • Bachelor of Arts Degree

    • State Certified - Not always for Head Start Preschool

  • Teacher Assistants:

    • Child Developmental Credential (CDA)



  • Hoboken

  • Plainfield 

  • Somerset

HOPES Preschool Education in partnership with Hoboken, Plainfield,

Franklin, and Manville School Districts


Preschool (Head Start and State Funded)

“I first heard about HOPES Head Start from relatives and friends that their children attended the HOPES Plainfield Program. HOPES' services helped me and my family a lot when my child started the program, in addition to providing Spanish translation. They took their time and dedication to help me and my child with this situation. I will always be grateful for the dedication and help from the Staff, Teachers, Mental Health Specialist and the Family Advocate. I will recommend the services to family and friends always.”

Marisol M. 

Contact Us About Preschool Program
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