Early Literacy Program to Replace 2YK

Due to changes in state legislation regarding early kindergarten programs, the Livingston Public School’s Early Literacy Program will take the place of our 2-Year Kindergarten (2YK) program for the 2024-2025 school year. Similar to our current 2-year Kindergarten (2YK) program, the Early Literacy Program is for students aged 4 years old on or by September 10th 

In addition to the program title changes, there will also be changes to admittance procedures. The change in program title and admittance procedures stems from House Bill 352. Per this piece of legislation and Board of Public Education requirements, students will be admitted into the Early Literacy Program if they demonstrate a need for early literacy-targeted interventions in the areas of oral language, phonological awareness (the ability to hear and manipulate sounds in spoken words), and alphabet knowledge. Other notable changes include a half-day classroom-based program option. The screening assessments must be administered during April, May, and June for students to be eligible for the Early Literacy Program. Parents must consent to assessment before students can participate in the program 

Our team is excited about how this new legislation will strengthen our existing programs and support our community’s youngest learners and their families! Opening the application process in mid-March, we will determine entry to the program after hosting families this spring for screenings. For questions, please reach out to Winans Primary School at 222-0192.