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Kindergarten Program Information

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Full Day Kindergarten Program Overview

Children have individual interests and strengths. Therefore, our early childhood educators strive to be aware of student’s needs and find ways to engage them and expand their horizons. They can do so by arranging a rich variety of learning experiences that appeal to the senses— visual, auditory, and physical— and by offering individual, partnered, small group and large group activities so that children experience various kinds of social interaction. Our program promotes the integration of children with varying abilities to interact with their peers during classroom activities. Emphasizing what children can do and enjoy builds their confidence. Classroom teachers plan or modify the activities depending on the learning needs or strengths of each child. Berkley Community School is pleased to offer four, tuition-free full day Kindergarten classrooms. Our program offers balanced daily routines including small and large group, as well as individual experiences; learning centers, which offer hands on, open-ended materials and activities, play based activities, which support social development as well as language and cognitive development; exposure to a print rich environment, quality literature, prewriting and writing activities; and opportunities to explore and experiment with math and science concepts with meaningful activities. Additionally, we provide many opportunities for parental involvement and a lunch program in which children may bring their own lunch or participate in the school lunch program. It is a rewarding experience to take part in the growth and development of the children in our care every day. We enjoy the partnerships that develop between home and school and look forward to the exciting experiences we will share during this very important year!

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have any questions regarding enrollment registration process or general information, please access the Kindergarten Handbook link or contact Sarah Cogar at (508)-822-9550 or scogar@berkleypublicschools.org.  Thank you! 

 

Kindergarten Registration:We are hosting a full day, tuition free Kindergarten program at Berkley Community School.  Here is information about how to register:

All children turning five years old on or before August 31, 2021 may register to participate in Kindergarten.

An online registration letter is available HERE.  To complete the registration process parents/guardians must reside in Berkley and follow these steps:

Step 1: Fill out the online Registration form.  Be sure to include the BEST email address in which to contact you.

Step 2: You will receive a follow-up email with the remaining documents needed for registration.

Step 3: Complete all forms and sign as indicated.  Once this process is complete, it will automatically be sent to Jennifer Pacheco in our main office.  * Please note that you must supply a copy of your child's birth certificate, 3 proofs of residency, and your child's most up to date immunization form including lead test to complete the registration process.

We thank you for your interest in the Berkley Community School Kindergarten program.