PRIDE (Preschool Readiness Individual Developmental Education)

  • The Livingston Public Schools  has 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-8:05a.m. to 10:35 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   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 2020-2021 school year, the half day classes are for children who turn 3 or 4 before October 1, 2020.

    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.

    Student who would like to be considered for our general education pre-school classes must file an application by Friday, February 07, 2020 at 12:00p.m.  Application are available at the office of Livingston Public Schools, 11 Foxcroft Drive or use the link provided below.

    Applicants will be notified of their child’s status no later than Friday, February 14, 2020. For those children who are selected by the lottery, there will be an Open House at Burnet Hill School with Dr. Rosenthal on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 2:00-3:00pm. If you child is selected, you will receive separate correspondence regarding registration for this event.  

    Students who would like to be considered for our general education preschool classes for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Dr. Blair Rosenthal for the Department of Student Services, or (973) 535-8000 ext. 8008 regarding availability and application procedures.  Please note there is limited space available.


    Link to 2020-2021 PRIDE Application