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Welcome!

Welcome to the Brentwood Early Childhood Center where our main focus is to inspire your child to continue his/her love of learning.

The goal of our program is to provide a strong educational curriculum that guides children in their construction of meaning and quest for knowledge.  The Brentwood School District Early Childhood Center is a place where each child’s intellectual, language, fine motor, gross motor, social, and emotional potentials are carefully cultivated and guided.

Our preschool curriculum is rooted in inquiry-based learning.  Through a constructivist approach, we equip children to do more than memorize and repeat selected information.  Offering open-ended experiences encourages critical thinking, which helps each child to discover and value his or her own abilities, experiences, and problem-solving skills.  We want children’s ideas, drive, and appropriate behaviors to come from within rather than from an external source.

A center-based environment is the best way to encourage children to interact with materials and engage in conversations with teachers and peers about what they are discovering.  We believe each child comes to us with knowledge, curiosity, and the desire to have positive social interactions.

Each day, children are developing skills needed for academic success.  They are also acquiring pre-kindergarten skills in ways that are purposeful and meaningful to them.  When children learn new skills in this manner, they are able to retain and transfer their knowledge to other areas.  If children are forced to learn in a way that does not have purpose or meaning to them, the motivation to learn will diminish.  We are constantly searching to find ways that motivate each individual to learn new skills.  The Brentwood School District strives to promote a life-long love of learning.  The foundation for that learning begins in early childhood.

Children, parents, and teachers are all a community of learners growing together in our relationships and knowledge.  If you ever have any questions or would like to learn more about our curriculum, please feel free to contact me.

Respectfully,

Nancy Stoverink

Director of Early Childhood Education

nstoverink@brentwoodmoschools.org

 

The Brentwood Preschool is located at 1201 Hanley Industrial Court and we are currently offering a variety of enrollment options from 2 days a week to 5 days a week with options from 8:30 - 11:30 or 8:30 - 3:30 with before and after care if needed.  Priority will be given to currently enrolled students, Brentwood residents, Brentwood School District Employees and voluntary transfer students' families who are at least 2 years old by July 31st.  If space is available, children who reside out of the district will be accepted at a slightly higher tuition rate.  For additional information, please contact Nancy Stoverink, Director of Early Childhood Education at 314-262-8521.

Our complete brochure can be found at the link below.