General Education Inclusive Preschool Program
5 days/week- two-and-one half (2½) hours per day AM or PM
Location is determined based on student enrollment and room availability.
This preschool program is open to 3 and 4 year old children residing in East Brunswick. To be eligible for the 2021-2022 school year, children must be three years of age by October 31, 2021 and not age eligible for kindergarten (5 years of age by October 31, 2021). Children must also be toilet trained.
This program provides an inclusive educational environment for preschool children aligned with the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool Teaching & Learning Expectations:Standards of Quality. The classes, taught by certified teachers and supported with paraprofessional aides, include both typically developing and special needs preschool children.
The tuition based program is five days per week and follows the ten-month school calendar. Tuition is not assessed for families eligible for free and reduced lunch. Transportation for this program is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Eligibility Verification Form (Updated for form to follow)
Application Process:If you are concerned that your preschool child ages three to five may have a developmental delay in motor, social, and/or language areas, or if your child has a diagnosed disability, call the Special Education Department-(732) 613-6748.
(available online or at Student Activities and Services Office, 760 Route 18)
A limited number of openings are available for this program.
Requests for specific sessions will be considered based on the number of applicants. However, there are no guarantees for parental requested placements.
Early Learning Academy (ELA) 2021/2022 Registration will open April 5, 2021
Program Information - 732-613-6629
Registration Questions - 732-613-6674
The Early Learning Academy Preschool is located at our Hammarskjold Middle School, 200 Rues Lane, East Brunswick. Full-day, Half AM, and Half PM options available. Early morning and/or after school care are also available.
This parent-pay program is for 3 and 4-year-old children residing in East Brunswick and the surrounding areas. To be eligible for the 2021-2022 school year, children must be three years of age by October 31, 2021, and must also be fully toilet trained.
The curriculum design and implementation are based on the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool Teaching & Learning Expectations: Standards of Quality and the Preschool Implementation Guidelines. Certified supervisors with expertise in the field of early childhood and school readiness oversee the planning and preparation for the program. The plans will be implemented by experienced and caring staff. Lead instructors are certified teachers. The program provides parents the opportunity to register their child for a five day/week developmentally appropriate learning experience within the school district.
This tuition-based program is five days per week. Transportation for this program is the responsibility of the parent/guardian
On-Line Registration is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 5th. Please visit www.ebnet.org/ela for full registration instructions, including fees and all required forms. A non-refundable registration fee plus the first month’s tuition must be received at the time of registration. For additional information or questions regarding the registration process, curriculum and program content information; please call 732-613-6629.
Community Programs operates as an enterprise within the East Brunswick Public Schools. It is the goal of the department to provide useful services and programs at an affordable price for East Brunswick’s diverse community.
Information for the 2021-22 School Year
This preschool program is free and open to 3 and 4 year old children residing in East Brunswick.
To be eligible for the 2021-22 school year, children must be three years of age by October 31, 2021 and no older than 4 years 8 months. Children must also be toilet trained.
One session: starting in late October 2021
3 days/week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) Mornings only 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Application is available at the link below. Application deadline is May 20, 2021. Upon notifications of acceptance into the program, all forms should be sent by August 15, 2021 to the Administration Building, Attn: Magaly Alvarez, 760 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Notification of acceptance will be sent to parents at the end of June. The first day of school will be in late October, 2021. The start date is yet to be determined. Upon notification of acceptance into the program, all other forms need to be submitted by the Information Session. This date will take place some time at the end of August.
- 2020-21 Application
- Student Health History
- Health Appraisal form
- Student Services Screening
- Doctors Instructions for administering medications
- 2021-2022 Bears and Cubs Application QR Code
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.