Welcome to the BECC Online – Philosophy and Curriculum

The mission of the Bennington Early Childhood Center (BECC) is to provide an intellectually challenging, developmentally appropriate preschool program for children age two to six. The BECC is a preschool program offering half or full-day options for three, four, or five days a week. The BECC is open to the public, serving children of all cultures, backgrounds, and abilities. The environment and program encourage each child to develop as an individual and as part of a group, while exploration, positive social interaction, and emotional security are also fostered. The curriculum is based on the emerging interests and needs of the children, and covers the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS).

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Announcing the Purchase of Our Building

IMG_0464On Tuesday May 10th, after two years of negotiations and necessary facility improvements, the Bennington Early Childhood Center officially purchased the parcel of land that is home to 1504 and 1506 Harwood Hill Rd in Bennington, VT!  As we complete our seventh year of operation at this site we can finally say it feels like home.  We have already started working on refinishing the sign by the road, we have replaced the bush in front of the main door with beautiful flowers, and we have started installing our raised bed gardens.  We can now move forward with an energy efficiency pilot program we have been accepted to participate in with Efficiency Vermont.  We are also planning to install a fence to offer greater protection to our play yard and we are planning to renovate some interior space to create a fifth classroom which would allow us to accept more children.  We are currently accepting enrollment for our summer camp program that runs on a week by week basis from July 5 through August 19.  We currently have very limited space for the fall of 2016, but would love to add your child’s name to our wait list.  For more information please call 447-1093 or email benningtonecc@gmail.com.

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Children’s Summer Camp! July 5 – August 19, 2016

sun_wearing_shades" Children’s Summer is gearing up for another season! Children’s Summer is a thematic day camp experience for children ages two to eight. Summer sessions are divided into seven, one-week units. Weekly themes tie together into an overall idea that unites the whole summer. Children may sign up for individual weeks or for the entire season. A supervising head counselor staffs each class, with an assistant counselor, and junior counselors as needed. Morning programs run from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm for $155 per week. They include splash days, thematic visitors, music, movement, and outdoor activities. Afternoon hours will be available 12:30-4:30 for an additional fee of $25 per day. Please contact us at 447-1093 or benningtonecc@gmail.com for a copy of our summer camp brochure.

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“Let’s Grow Together!” Silent Auction and Cocktail Party

Flower BWLet’s Grow Together! Saturday April 30th join us for a cocktail party and silent auction at the Deane Carriage Barn at Bennington College from 7–10 PM.  Live music provided by Funk in the Trunk.  Cash Bar.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts.   Silent auction items donated by 75+ local businesses . Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. The event will support programming and materials at the Bennington Early Childhood Center.  Tickets can be purchased by check or by using the paypal donation button on this site.

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