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

The Virtual Summer Early Learning Academy will offer a fun-filled 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, while providing structure and curricular activities.

The Virtual 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.

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The Virtual Kindergarten Refresh Academy is for students entering First Grade and will focus on a review of basic kindergarten skills. Activities and weekly themes are designed to promote children’s social/emotional and cognitive development. Students will engage in daily activities related to curriculum, reading skills, math concepts, science, physical activity, and social-emotional development.

All three programs will help to maintain a daily structured routine, continued educational programming and quality interactions to support learning at home. Included in tuition will be weekly vendor on-line interactive programs including Science, music, sports and other fun learning activities. The program will also concentrate on closing the learning gap that research shows traditionally occurs over summer months.

Students in all three programs will have the opportunity to participate in daily on-line interactions for up to 90 minutes per day from 9:30-11:00 a.m. A sample schedule includes a Welcome Meeting - Calendar, Weather, Story Time, Fundations (reading/spelling) & Theme-Focused Discussion (approximately 20-30 minutes), Special Enrichment - Vendor Program or Theme-Focused Activity (approximately 20-30 minutes), and Social Development & Peer Groups - Small group interactions where children have the opportunity to engage in fun activities such as games and dance parties (approximately 20-30 minutes).

The program will include Science, Carnival, Olympic and Ocean-themed weeks, plus much more. The Summer Early Learning, Kindergarten Readiness, and Kindergarten Refresh Virtual Academies will run from July 13th-August 21st, with the option to enroll for 3 weeks, or all 6 weeks. Registration is now open.

Please visit www.ebnet.org/virtualsummer for registration instructions and program details. Please continue to watch this website for additional daily and one-week programs for students in Kindergarten through 7th grade.