•  Bears and Cubs Preschool (Teaching Laboratory at EBHS)

    The Bears and Cubs Preschool (Teaching Laboratory at EBHS) is an elective for high school juniors and seniors who might be interested in a career in education. In this double period, full year course, high school students learn, plan, teach and observe children, ages 3-5 years of age, in a laboratory preschool setting. Prior to the arrival of the preschoolers in late-October, study is devoted to child development, guidance techniques, teaching methods, observational techniques, scheduling and routines needed to work with the preschool-aged child. This unique course allows the students to apply their new skills and concepts to conduct and supervise a preschool. Students will continue to develop with the opportunity to practice their skills in storytelling, creative movement, art, music and theme teaching. The students gain confidence, knowledge and skills to assist in careers relating to children.

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    Information for the 2022-2023 School Year

    Bears and Cubs is open to East Brunswick residents who have children 3 and 4 years old.  This program is free and begins in late October (first day of school is yet to be determined) and ends in June. For two hours a day, 8:00 am-10:00 am, three times a week Monday through Wednesday children attend the Bears and Cubs preschool. 

    In order to be eligible, children must be three years of age by October 31, 2022 and not eligible for kindergarten.  Children must be fully potty trained in order to start.  Proof of residency is required.  

    For registration, please complete the application below by May 20th.  All communications will be sent out by mid-July, whether accepted into the program or placed on the waiting list. 

    Submission of applications for 2022-2023 school year is closed.

    For those accepted to the program, all forms below must be submitted by August 15th to the Administration Building, Attn: Magaly Alvarez, 760 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

     Inportant If there is a delayed opening or a school closing due to inclement weather, there will be no preschool that day.  Your phone numbers have been added to the automated calling system that will alert you of delayed openings and school closings. If you do not get the automated call about a delayed opening or school closing, please contact the preschool teacher.