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.
Are you wondering where your child should go to school after he/she has finished attending preschool? Stop by the Bennington Early Childhood Center to meet with representatives from area elementary schools and learn about your options for the post-preschool years of your child’s education.
Friday November 21st from 12:00-5:00pm 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 17th, 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. We hope to see you there!
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: