Preschool Lottery



North Brunswick Township continues to be one of the school districts in New Jersey, afforded the wonderful opportunity to expand our preschool program through the Preschool Expansion Grant/State Aid Program. In September 2022, North Brunswick continued to expand programs across the 4 elementary schools, The North Brunswick Township Early Childhood Center and our Partner Provider sites Acelero Learning and Lightbridge Academy. All students receive free, full-day learning in a highly effective preschool program. 

The North Brunswick District Preschool services 3, 4 and 5 year olds in the community. Our preschool program provides services and supports for students in general education and special education.

  • Integrated Pre-K (general education)

  • Preschool Students with a Disability Pre-K 

  • Preschool Students with a Disability (Autism/ABA Pre-K)

We have programs across the district housed at our:

  • North Brunswick Township Early Childhood Center (NBTECC)

  • Judd Elementary School

  • John Adams Elementary School

  • Livingston Park Elementary School

  • Parsons Elementary School

  • Private Provider Site- Lightbridge Academy- RT. 27

  • Head Start Provider Site- Acelero Learning- Rt. 1 Commerce Center

At North Brunswick, we follow the research on Early Childhood Education. We believe that a structured play-based environment is the foundation for becoming a life-long learner. It is our pleasure to meet the needs of our students and families by providing the elements of a highly effective preschool program. The Preschool Program implements the highly regarded and NJDOE recommended Creative Curriculum and Gold Assessment to support the learning of our 3, 4 and 5 year olds. As part of the growth of the preschool program, we have added a Preschool Intervention and Referral Team, A Preschool Master Teacher, A Preschool Special Area Teacher and a Community Parent Involvement Specialist to increase early intervention, set strong foundations in child development and to partner with our North Brunswick Families in the education of our preschool students. 

The NBT Preschool Community believes that building relationships and collaborating with all district stakeholders is critical in supporting our community of preschool learners. We have done this by working together with community partners and developing connections that will support our students and their families. We have a district wide NBT Preschool Family Group that meets monthly and is open to all district preschool families from all of our locations and programs. This group meets monthly for  educational opportunities, program updates, and collaboration on preschool events. The preschool administration team has also worked together with the Mayor’s Office, North Brunswick Township Police Department, North Brunswick Township Education Association, and other community partners to support our program in various ways. These partnerships with the local community helps make the North Brunswick Preschool Community a critical component to the success of our preschool programs.

The funding from the DOE continues to assist us with this important district and community initiative, while providing an equitable opportunity for an increased number of students as they move forward with the continuum of educational programming in North Brunswick. The district plans on applying for funding each year, allowing the district to continue to expand the preschool at no cost to our families.

Scott Passner - District Supervisor of Preschool/Early Childhood Programs

Pre-K Waitlist

Applications that are received by 6:00 pm on April 14 will be entered into the lottery. If your child is selected, you will receive a notification email with next steps May 12, 2023 at 5:00 pm. If not selected, your child will be automatically placed on the North Brunswick Preschool Waitlist.

If you did not enter your child into the lottery by completing an application prior to April 14, 2023, you will be able to add your child to the North Brunswick Preschool Waitlist.

If you have any questions, please call the North Brunswick Preschool Office at (732) 317-6300.

Waitlist Application (opens 6:01 pm 4/14/23)

Waitlist Application *Español (opens 6:01 pm 4/14/23)