Brighton Preschool/Parent Program

  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the information below is accurate, but was modified for the 2020-2021 school year to allow us to provide a program that follows Brighton Central School District's Reopening plans and Department of Health protocols that govern private day care and pre-school programs. The Preschool opens to students on September 21, 2020. We may be able to accept more children into the class in January 2021. 

    Please check back here for periodic updates. The operational procedures of BCSD's Community Education and Preschool programs will be updated as necessary in accordance with guidelines issued by agencies such as the New York State Governor's Office, NYS Education Department (NYSED), Monroe County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). Click here to be directed to the District's COVID-19 Information page. 

    We plan and prepare for various scenarios that each place the health and safety of our community, students, teachers and BCSD staff at the forefront. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time! 

     


    The following information is accurate during a non-pandemic school year: 

    The Brighton Preschool/Parent Program (BPPP) has been a part of the District for over 60 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, a parent (or another family member/nanny) serves as a helper in the classroom. Families are responsible for volunteering in this way 2-3 times each season (fall, winter, spring)  This commitment to being a part of the classroom routine provides families with a foundation in developing strong home-to-school connections.

     

    Parents are also encouraged to attend evening discussion groups addressing issues affecting parenting and families, which are facilitated by the classroom teachers and program director.

    Two preschool sessions are offered. Students may register to attend class for two, three or four days per week Monday - Thursday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. or two or three days per week Monday - Wednesday from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. 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 the District is closed for holidays, recess periods or due to inclement weather.

    Registration materials are available at the bottom of this webpage and at the District Administration Building's reception desk. Applications for the upcoming 2020-21 school-year session will be accepted and processed on a first come, first served basis after January 17, 2020. Our classes fill quickly, please send in your application and $100 non-refundable deposit as soon as possible to avoid being placed on a waitlist. This tuition-based program is open to children who will be three years of age by December 1, 2020. Families residing within the Brighton Central School District may register beginning January 17th; 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. 5595 or through email at mona_zamiarski@bcsd.org


    This is additional information relates to BPPP practices during a school year impacted by Covid-19: 

    August 2020

    Thank you for your interest in Brighton Preschool/Parent Program (BPPP). Due to current health and safety mandates related to the Covid-19 pandemic, BPPP is full and no longer accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

    If there is an opportunity to register more students before the end of the school year, I will contact families who are on our waitlist directly. This is an atypical school year and we are currently experiencing a much higher call volume than usual. I am not able to answer specific questions about BPPP or your position on the waitlist at this time. Please see the program brochure for more information about BPPP before deciding if you want your child to be added to the waitlist (bcsd.org/preschool).  

    To be added to the waitlist, please send an email to preschoolparentprogram@bcsd.org and include the following information:

     

    • your full name
    • your child's first name and date of birth
    • your contact information (email address and phone number)

     

    If you wish to enroll your child in the 2021-2022 school year program, registration forms are accepted after January 1, 2021. They can be found in the BPPP brochure at the bottom of this page. 

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Be well,

    Mona Zamiarski

    Director, Brighton Community Education and Preschool