• preschool

    General Education Inclusive Preschool Program

    Student Activities/Services 

    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 2020-2021 school year, children must be three years of age by October 31, 2020 and not age eligible for kindergarten (5 years of age by October 31, 2020). 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.

    See application.

    Eligibility Verification Form (Updated for form to follow)

    Application Process:
    (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.

    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.

    Early Learning Academy (ELA) 2020/2021 ELA information will be available on March 6, 2020
    Information- 732-613-6629
    Registration- 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 2020-2021 school year, children must be three years of age by October 31, 2020, 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

    Registration Process:

    On-Line Registration is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 30th.  After March 6th, 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.


    Bears and Cubs Preschool (Teaching Laboratory at EBHS) 
    Information for the 2020-21 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 2019-20 school year, children must be three years of age by October 31, 2020, and no older than 4 years 8 months. Children must also be toilet trained.

    Fee: FREE
    One session: starting in late October 2020
    3 days/week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) Mornings only 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    The application is available at the link below.  Application deadline is May 31, 2020.  All applications should be sent to the Administration Building, 760 Route 18 East Brunswick, NJ 08816 c/o Mary Gran. Notification of acceptance will be sent to parents in mid-June. The first day of school will be in late October 2019. 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 sometime at the end of August.  Please do not send before acceptance

    • 2020-21 Application
    • Student Health History
    • Health Appraisal form
    • Student Services Screening
    • Immunizations
    • Emergency Form
    • Doctors Instructions for administering medications 

      The Teaching Lab is an elective for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in child development and/or 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 preschool setting. Prior to the arrival of the preschoolers, 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 high school students to apply their new skills and concepts to conduct and supervise a preschool. Students will continue to learn, plan and develop with the opportunity to practice these skills in storytelling, creative movement, art, music and theme teaching. The students gain confidence, knowledge and skills to assist in careers relating to children. This course offers an exceptional opportunity for those students interested in teaching.