Brighton Preschool/Parent Program

  • Information about our program is described below and in the brochure at the bottom of the page. 

    Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are accepted after January 15, 2021. Unfortunately, classroom tours cannot be scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. Please view the picture gallery to see what our indoor and outdoor spaces look like. Contact the director at (585) 242-5200, Ext. 5595 or mona_zamiarski@bcsd.org with any questions you have about our preschool!


     

    The following information is applicable during a non-COVID school year:

    The Brighton Preschool/Parent Program (BPPP) has been a part of the District for over 60 years and is offered through the Brighton Community Education department. Our 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 language development 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 strong foundation in developing home-to-school connections. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend evening discussion groups addressing topics of interest to parents, which are facilitated by the classroom teachers, program director, and guest speakers.

    A family registers their child for two, three, or four-day weekly attendance on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. or for two or three days on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. The preschool is located 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 and is closed when the District is closed for holidays, recess periods, and due to emergency school closings. 

    Registration materials are available at the bottom of this webpage and the District Administration Building's reception desk. Applications for the next school year are accepted and processed on a first-come, first-served basis after January 15, 2021. Brighton Preschool/Parent Program is open to children who will be three years of age by December 1, 2021. Current students register by January 15th, families residing within the Brighton Central School District may register beginning January 16th; families residing outside the District may register after January 31st. 

    For more information about the program please contact Mona Zamiarski at 242-5200, Ext. 5595 or mona_zamiarski@bcsd.org