PRIDE (Preschool Readiness Individual Developmental Education)

  • The Livingston Public Schools have limited space for general education pre-school students ages 3-5 in one of our most impactful programs, PRIDE-Pre-school Readiness Individual Developmental Education. Students will be provided with a language rich, research-based curriculum. They will spend their days with NJ certified teachers and with their disabled and non-disabled peers to achieve the expectation of our well-designed curriculum based on the preschool standards in NJ. Friends gather daily to develop social language, work as partners and in groups, and explore, play, create, share and learn!   

    PRIDE is located in the Burnet Hill Elementary School and offers two sessions - a morning and afternoon (final times are TBD). Our program runs five days per week on the school calendar for either the morning or afternoon session. Students will be assigned to a section based upon age, skill and preference. For the 2021-2022 school year, the half day classes are for children who turn 3 or 4 before October 1, 2021.

    Currently, the cost for students selected by lottery is $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.

    Students who would like to be considered for our general education pre-school classes must fill out our online application by Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:00p.m. Please use the link provided below. Applicants will be notified of their child’s status no later than Friday, February 12, 2021. For those children who are selected by the lottery, there will be an Open House via Zoom with Dr. Rosenthal on Monday, March 22, 2021 from 2:00-3:00pm. If your child is selected, you will receive separate correspondence regarding registration for this event including the zoom link. 

    Students who would like to be considered for our general education preschool classes for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the link below. For additional questions, please contact Dr. Blair Rosenthal, Director of Elementary Special Education at brosenthal@livingston.org or (973) 535-8000 X 8008.

    *Please note there is limited space available. 

    Link to 2021-2022 PRIDE Application Form