Berrybrook Curriculum

Berrybrook adheres to standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Education. These guidelines cover English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology/Engineering, History and Social Science, Health Education, and the Arts.

Our curriculum, through developmentally-based activities, is designed to promote a well-managed classroom that encourages children to learn skills like how to ask for help or how to lend a helping hand. We practice solving problems with friends and encourage children to talk about feelings. Social and emotional growth is considered as important as intellectual and physical growth.

The curriculum also reflects a school rich in tradition. Many Berrybrook traditions are based on the natural world. Harvesting beach plums on the property to make jelly each September and tapping the maple trees each spring are examples of traditions enjoyed every year. While the traditions are important to our curriculum, they are subject to revisions that reflect the needs of the group as well as the talents and interests of the staff and parent population.