EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public School District Community Programs Department is again offering summer Kindergarten Readiness Academy and Summer Early Learning Academy programs to all East Brunswick residents, as well as surrounding communities.

The Kindergarten Readiness Academy is designed to provide students entering kindergarten with continued quality programming prior to kindergarten. Participation in this program will focus on essential kindergarten readiness skills, therefore providing a head start for all participants. These essential kindergarten skills are aligned with the East Brunswick Kindergarten curriculum. Additionally, our program enables us to provide comprehensive transition information for children to their kindergarten teacher.

The Summer Early Learning Academy will offer a fun-filled summer care program for 3- and 4-year-olds who will not be entering Kindergarten in September 2020. Activities and themes are designed to promote children’s social and cognitive development. Both programs will also concentrate on closing the learning gap that research shows traditionally occurs over summer months. They will provide your child a summer of fun including Science, Carnival, Olympic and Ocean-themed weeks, plus much more.

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Kindergarten Readiness Academy and Summer Early Learning Academy will have Full Day and Half Day Programs, running from June 25th -August 7 th, with the option to attend 3 weeks, or all 6 weeks. Registration is open, and there will be a discount incentive to register for the 6-week programs by May 15th.

Please visit www.ebnet.org/elasummer for registration instructions and program details.

*Due to Covid-19, programs will be run if permitted by the State of New Jersey and in accordance with all applicable restrictions and guidelines.

Please continue to check the website for updates. Refunds will be provided if the programs are unable to run.

Early Learning Academy 2020-2021 School Year The Early Learning Academy Preschool is again being offered for the 2020-2021 School Year and will begin on Tuesday, September 8th. This parent-pay program is for 3 and 4-year-old children residing in East Brunswick and surrounding areas. 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.

The curriculum design and implementation is based on the New Jersey Department of Education’s Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards 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. Half-day (A.M. or P.M.), and full-day including early morning and/or after school care are available.

The program is located in a designated section in the Hammarskjold Middle School. Transportation for this program is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

The Early Learning Academy (ELA) Pre-School Registration is now open. Please visit www.ebnet.org/ela for full registration instructions, including fees and all required forms. A nonrefundable registration fee plus the first month’s tuition must be received to reserve your spot in the program.

E-Check and Credit Card Payments are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). There is a discounted registration fee of $25 for those that register prior to July 1st .

For additional information or questions regarding the registration process, curriculum and program content information, please email commprog@ebnet.org or call 732-613-6983. For registration questions, please email ebonlinepayments@ebnet.org or call 732-613-6674.

Please note that the location of the program is subject to change.