Berrybrook School

Family Matters

Dear Berrybrook Families,

Welcome to the new Family Matters link on our school website.

Here is how it works:

1. Families send their early-childhood questions confidentially to our
e-mail address:
2. Staff present and answer questions in an anonymous format on the Family Matters web page.
3. Families go to and click on the Family Matters link where they will be able to read the questions and answers.

We hope this provides a sense of community where support and encouragement are offered as families strive for balance in their daily lives with young children.

We look forward to hearing from you because at Berrybrook...Family Matters!


How do I get my child to dress appropriately for the winter? It's a battle getting dressed in the morning! All he wants to wear are spring/summer clothes because they are his favorite.

I would love to hear from my 4 year-old what he does at school. Yet, when I ask him he says "nothing". He enjoys school but I am curious what he is doing. How do I elicit more of a response from him?

My daughter will be starting kindergarten in the fall, but I don't know how to answer her questions because she is our only child. Are there any books that you can recommend that I can read with her? I also have no idea what to expect and I don't know if there is anything I need to be doing now to start the registration and screening process. Should I call the Elementary School directly to inquire about these things, or is it too early?