The Hopatcong Board of Education has two openings for board member positions. Vacancy number one as a term that expires on December 31, 2022. Vacancy number two has a term that expires on December 31, 2024. Individuals interested in applying for either of these positions should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Mr. Jeff Hallenbeck, board secretary, by the close of business on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The board will contact interested candidates to schedule interviews for Monday, May 23rd.

Preschool Expansion Program

Preschool Expansion Program

2022-2023 Enrolling Soon


The Hopatcong School District is pleased to announce that for the 2022-2023 school year, we will begin our first full school year of  FREE full-day, high quality preschool program to 3 and 4 year old Hopatcong residents. 

Program Information

  • All Hopatcong children participating in one of these programs will have access to a high-quality preschool program that will prepare them to enter Kindergarten.
  • The full-day preschool program runs from September-June and takes place Monday through Friday.  Calendar days may vary slightly between programs.  Each school day is 6 hours long although hours also might vary slightly from program to program.
  • Tuition based extended day care and summer programs are available at First Impressions Childcare and Morris County Educare.  Please contact these programs for additional information.

We are excited to continue our partnership with First Impressions Childcare, Head Start and Morris County EduCare. Families who meet the income eligibility criteria for Head Start, will continue to benefit from the support and services provided from NORWESCAP Head Start.

  • If your child was enrolled in one of these programs for the 2021-2022 school  (First Impressions, Head Start or Morris County EduCare) and they continue to be age eligible for preschool for the 2022-2023 school year, they will be able to continue in the same program and you do not need to do anything at this time. 
  • If your child is enrolled in one of these programs for the 2021-2022 school year and is eligible for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year, re-registration is not required.
  • If you have moved out of the district, or your plans have changed and you wish to relinquish your spot in the program for the 2022-2023 school year, please send written notification through email to

Who Qualifies For The Preschool Program?

ANY Child ages 3, 4 and 5 years old living in Hopatcong.

A child must not be eligible for kindergarten at the time of enrollment (turn 5 on or before October 1, 2022).

If you are interested in having your child participate in one of our preschool programs for the 2022-2023 school year, you must first complete registration HERE. (DO NOT REGISTER FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR YET)

If the number of families that are interested in our program exceeds the number of seats available we will add your name on a waitlist.


Contact Information

To get site specific information contact…..


First Impressions Jefferson                                   Head Start

7 Prospect Point Rd.                                                 406 Wills Ave

Lake Hopatcong 07849                                             Stanhope 07874

(973)663-1880                                                          (973)398-4486            


First Impressions Stanhope                                  Morris County Educare

154 Brooklyn Road                                                  659 Route 46 West, Suite 4  

Stanhope 07874                                                       Kenvil, NJ 07847 

(973)347-4450                                                         (973) 598-1515          



General preschool questions? Please reach out to ...

Nicole Ventresca

Hopatcong Preschool Master Teacher