Preschool Programs

integrated preschool program Livingston Public Schools has two preschool programs available to three- and four-year olds. One program offers a self-contained setting for special education students known as PRIDE and the other offers an integrated setting with special and general education students.
The self-contained program has been developed to identify and provide comprehensive educational experience for the child that focuses on the strengths of each child. The overriding goals of the program are: 
• To provide a natural environment for children of varying developmental levels to work at acquiring the skills needed to achieve and develop to the fullest extent.
• To support families as they develop resources for managing the daily stressors involved in raising a child with special needs. 

The integrated preschool program has been developed to provide special education students and general education services with a comprehensive curriculum. The goals of this program are: 
• To provide a varied and differentiated types of instruction to benefit all learners.
• To provide access to a broad range of activities and environments.
• To participate in play and learning with peers.
• To provide support to the child and family.
The half-day classes are located at Burnet Hill Elementary School for children who turn 3 or 4 before October 1, 2015.
  • The 3-year-old program will be mornings, Monday-Friday from 8:05 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.
  • The 4-year-old program will be afternoons, Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Students in the current 3-year-old program are automatically populated into the 4-year-old program for the 2015-2016 school year, leaving 3 available openings for the 4-year-old program.  Currently, there are 10 openings for the 2015-2016 school year at the 3-year-old level. 
The regular education students will be selected by lottery from applications filed by February 9, 2015The cost for students selected by lottery will be $3,000 a year. A birth certificate, copy of immunization and proof of Livingston residency will be required of those students admitted to the program.
Applicants will be notified of their child’s status no later than February 13, 2015. All applicants not selected through the lottery will be placed on a wait list.
For more information, please contact Erin Crookhorn from the Department of Student Services, or (973) 535-8000 ext. 8032.
Applications are available at the office of Livingston Public Schools, 11 Foxcroft Drive or may be downloaded here