•  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 interested in a career in education. This is a double-period, full-year course where high school students learn, plan, teach and observe children, ages 3-4 years of age, in a laboratory preschool setting under the supervision of a certified teacher.

    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. Students gain confidence, knowledge, and skills to assist in careers relating to children.

    Bears and Cubs preschool is open to East Brunswick residents who have children 3 and 4 years old. The child must be three years of age by October 31, 2023 and must be fully potty trained in order to be accepted. Proof of residency is required.  This program is free and begins in late October and ends in June. The Bears and Cubs preschool is held Monday through Wednesday for two hours a day, 8:30 am-10:30 am.

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    The 2024-2025 Bears & Cubs application period is closed.  

    For all those who applied for the Bears and Cubs program, notifications will be sent by the end of July - your patience is appreciated.  Please do not complete any of the steps below until after you have received communication in July.  Thank you.

    2024-2025 Registration process

    The registration process below is only for those who have been notificed of acceptance into the program.

    Please complete and submit all forms by August 31st.  

    Step 1: Pre-Register EACH student

    Step 2: Complete and return all forms to the administration building by August 31st to avoid any delay in registering the student and/or being moved to the waiting list.  

     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.


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