Brighton Preschool/Parent Program

  • The Brighton Preschool/Parent Program (BPPP) has been a part of the District for over fifty years and is run under the auspices of Brighton Community Education. The preschool offers children an opportunity to share and learn together in a safe and nurturing environment where each child is valued and accepted as a unique individual. The preschool curriculum provides creative opportunities for all children and encourages social development and increasing independence. Classroom activities and teacher interaction are designed to foster a sense of increasing competency, the acquisition of new skills and the development of language by providing diverse opportunities for experimentation, which challenge thinking and reasoning abilities. Both large and small motor skills are developed through activities inside and outside the classroom. Parent involvement is an integral part of the program. On a rotating basis, parents (or another family member) serve as a classroom assistant daily. This commitment to being a part of the classroom routine – volunteering at least 6 times during the school year - provides families with a foundation in developing strong home-to-school connections. Parents are also encouraged to attend three evening discussion groups addressing issues affecting parenting and families, which are facilitated by the classroom teachers and program director.

    Two preschool classes are offered. Students may register to attend class Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. or Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Children are registered to attend preschool two, three, or four days weekly (four days in morning class only). Brighton Preschool/Parent Program meets in a well-equipped classroom on the first floor of the District’s Central Administration Building, 2035 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. The program follows the Brighton Central School District calendar, not meeting when District schools are closed for holidays, recess periods or due to inclement weather.

    Registration materials are available online at http://preschool.bcsd.org and at the District Administration Building's reception desk. Applications for the upcoming 2018-19 school year session will be accepted beginning January 2018. This tuition-based program is open to children who will be three years of age by December 1, 2018. Children residing within the Brighton Central School District may register beginning January 15th; families residing outside the District may register after February 1. 

    For more information about the program or to schedule a tour of the classroom please contact the Director of Community Education at 242-5200 ext. 5191 or through email at mona_zamiarski@bcsd.org.

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