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). The BECC offers exposure to the Spanish language by having an assistant teacher fluent in Spanish speak to the children in Spanish throughout portions of the day.
Do you know how important the first years of your child’s life are? Let’s Grow Kids is a public awareness campaign in the State of Vermont that is striving to inform the general public about the importance of the first years of a child’s life. Check out this video to learn more:
Children’s Summer is gearing up for another season! Children’s Summer is a day camp experience for children ages two to eight. Summer sessions are divided into six, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our summer camp brochure. **Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, & 6 are full for the 2′s/3′s group and Week 6 is full for the 4′s/5′s group.
Friday November 22nd from 3:30-5:00pm and Saturday November 23rd from 9:00-11:00am there will be a free winter clothing swap held at the Bennington Early Childhood Center. Bring in your too small snow pants, boots, hats, mittens, sweaters, pants, etc. and leave with the right size for this winter! This event is free and open to the public. Donations of clothing can be dropped off starting on Monday November 18th, during regular business hours of 8-5. If you need new winter clothes, but don’t have any old ones to swap that’s okay too. There will be a place to make monetary donations. We hope to see you there!