Pre-School Programs

 
integrated preschool program Livingston Public Schools has two pre-school 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 pre-school 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 three-year old program will be in the mornings, five-days a week from 8:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. The four-year old program will be in the afternoons from 11:50 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. five days per week. The half-day classes are located at Burnet Hill Elementary School for children who turn 3 or 4 before October 1, 2014.
 
Regular education students will be selected by lottery from applications. Every student who had applications submitted by March 14 has been accepted and will begin receiving information regarding registration by mail. 

Applications are still being accepted for regular education students.  New applications received between March 15 and April 4 will be entered into a second lottery. Parents will be notified on April 7 if their child has been chosen in this second lottery. 
 
The cost for students selected by lottery will be $3,000 per year. A birth certificate, copy of immunization and proof of Livingston residency will be required of those students admitted to the program.
 
Applications are available at the office of Livingston Public Schools, 11 Foxcroft Drive or may be downloaded here
 
For more information, please call the Office of Student Services at 973.535.8000 x8032.