(for children age 3 by December 1)

Thursday and Friday 9:00am - 11:45am

Beginners Program Application Form

The Beginners Program schedule allows younger children to experience the joy and discovery of Berrybrook in a way that is appropriate to their developmental level and to prepare them for their following two years of school. Our focus is on helping children have success and pride when:

Overview and Curriculum

The Beginners Program has a daily schedule designed to provide a familiar routine, but flexible enough to be adjusted based on the needs of the group. Children will arrive with parents and put their belongings into their cubbies, then wash their hands. This process is the beginning of a secure routine as parents assist children and say goodbye so that children can begin their day. Adjustment to routine and teachers is very important in the Beginners class.

The classroom has a bathroom for children to use as needed. Dry, clean clothes are kept at school. Teachers work with parents to create an individual plan for children who are in the process of developing toileting skills.

Independent Choice activities are abundant with short breaks for a story, circle time, and snack. Teachers interact with children one-on-one, in small groups, and with the entire class. We are outdoors often and for extended times playing in various playground environments as the children demonstrate their interest and readiness.

At the end of each day, our Beginners gather together for dismissal. Parents and others authorized to pick up children are asked to come to Room 3 to sign out and collect belongings.