Supervisor's Corner

Lauren Jackson

Dr. Lauren Jackson,
Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
732-776-2606 ext. 2468


Thank you for your interest in early childhood education. The Asbury Park School District’s Early Childhood program spans across Preschool through 3rd Grade. The mission and vision of our Early Childhood program is to provide high-quality authentic learning experiences that develop the whole child in learning environments that are warm, safe spaces where students feel comfortable taking risks and families are always welcome. Our Preschool Program is offered – at no cost – to all Asbury Park families for three- and four-year-old students. Students must be three-years-old by October 1st of the current school year to enroll. We are proud to host 25 preschool classrooms which are located throughout the District’s 3 elementary schools and 3 private providers within the community. Kindergarten through 3rd grade programs are housed in each of the District’s 3 elementary schools and provide a thorough and comprehensive learning continuum for all students. Instructional programming is aligned with best practice and evokes development of 21st-century skills and college and career readiness in a developmentally-appropriate manner.

The Early Childhood Department strives to continuously create and sustain a positive program that grows each child’s independence and love for learning. Through a strong partnership with our District stakeholders, families, and community partners we can work together to build a strong foundation for each child’s future success.

Please feel free to contact us at the Dorothy L. McNish Parent Center (300 Prospect Avenue) for further information regarding our Early Childhood programs. We are happy to provide you the following services:

Registration Assistance
Program Visits
Building Tours
One-on-One Information Sessions
Individualized Resources/Services

We look forward to sharing in building a strong foundation for you and your child through Early Childhood programming.


Lauren Jackson

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction (P-3)


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