• Community Programs  

    The Community Programs Department provides extended learning opportunities for district students, their families, and other members of the East Brunswick and central New Jersey community.  The activities offered by Community Programs are targeted for all ages and run morning, noon, and night.  All programs are fairly priced to maximize participation by as many people as possible.

     

     

    Children as young as three and four years old are eligible to participate in
    the 
    Early Learning Academy pre-school program that is run at various
    elementary schools 
    in the district.  This popular program is staffed by
    certificated instructors and uses the Creative 
    Curriculum as a path to early 
    childhood education.

     

     

     

    For students and their families the department operates the Early Morning
    Program
    for all eight elementary schools and the Morning Start program for
    Hammarskjold Middle School.  In addition, Community Programs offers the
    ASK (After School Kids) program for all elementary schools and the Encore
    program
    at Hammarskjold.  In the after school programs students have time
    to do homework and also are involved in other opportunities to have fun and
    learn interesting crafts, skills, and experience social growth.  Additionally,
    fee-based
    enrichment programs such as sports, 
    chess, cooking, Spanish
    language, and science enrichment are offered for mixed fun and
    learning.  

     

     

     

     

     

    High school students and their families can take advantage of the partner-
    ship between Community Programs and The Princeton Review to take
    PSAT,
    SAT, and ACT
    test preparation classes at East Brunswick for deeply
    discounted prices.  In addition, free practice ACT and SAT tests are also
    offered
    .

     

     

    In its fourth decade, the East Brunswick Adult School offers courses in
    English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship Exam Preparation, and
    High School Equivalency Exam Preparation.  Funded by a grant from the
    U.S. Department of Labor, the Adult School had 498 students last school
    year.  In addition, 29 students from the Citizenship Exam Preparation
    class passed their exam and now enjoy U.S. citizenship.

     

    In addition to offering services within our schools and the community,
    Community Programs also handles the function of renting the Jo Ann
    Magistro 
    Performing Arts Center (JMPAC) at Hammarskjold Middle
    School. These rental events host programs from throughout the U.S.,
    and draw dance participants from the entire northeast region of the
    country.  In fact, the JMPAC hosts more dance competitions than
    perhaps any other venue on the east coast. 

     

    Community Programs is proud to offer these quality functions for the benefit of many. 
    The department is committed to extended learning in terms of age, types of activities,
    times of day, or days of the week.

    Staff Directory

     

     Stephen Decker, Principal, 732-613-6989

     Andrea Castaneda, Secretary, 732-613-6983

     Ann Marie Gilbert, Out of School Time Coordinator, 732-613-6629

     Janice Tedesco, Secretary, 732-613-6982
     
     Karen Levinson, Transition Coach, 732-613-6656
     
     Jeanette Caicedo, Technical Specialist, 732-613-6700 ext. 6704

     

    FAX Number, 732-254-7864