Early Childhood Education

PHILOSOPHY OF LEARNING:

We strive to create a caring and positive environment for young children to learn. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued good self-image while building social skills in a school setting.

Language, literacy, motor, perceptual and sensory skills are introduced through material and activities that are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Lessons are planned to emphasize the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.

The classroom routine encourages active involvement and meaningful experimentation based on the theory that children learn through play. Schedules are designed which balance structure and free choice, as well as active and quiet times.

Recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, we treat each child as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward a step at a time. We teach a love of learning by allowing children to experience their own stage of development and helping them to feel success without pressure.

We value the active involvement of parents in our program, both through committee and classroom participation. Parents may gain valuable insights and techniques from the expertise of the staff; and, at the same time, share their own talents and interests to maintain the excellent quality in the Brockton Public Schools. School then becomes a shared experience that hopefully will continue throughout each child's educational process.

Links for Educators & Providers

Information for Families

MA EEC's Brain Building in Progress Initiative

BPS Gilmore Early Childhood Center
15 Clinton St.
Brockton, MA 02302
508-580-7685

  • Public School Pre-K classrooms offering integrated and substantially separate preschool programs

P.A.C.E. Inc. Child Care Works
A Resource and Referral Agency
105 Williams St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
1-800-338-1717

  • Child Care Works is the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCRR) that manages the Subsidy Management and Information and Referral Services for all Brockton families who receive EEC subsidies.

Home Health and Child Care, Inc.
A Resource and Referral Agency
15 Jonathan Dr.
Brockton, MA 02301
1-877-898-1667
www.hhcc.org

  • Home Health and Child Care Services, Inc. provides resources and referrals for Brockton families seeking child care.

Self-Help Head Start
Ulysses G. Shelton, Jr. Head Start Center
370 Howard St.
Brockton, MA 02302
www.selfhelpinc.org/HeadStart.html
508-587-1716

  • The Self Help Head Start Program provides a comprehensive developmental service for low-income, preschool age children.

BPS School Registration & Parent Information Center
43 Crescent Street, Lower Level - (please use Maple Avenue entrance)
Brockton, MA 02301
508-580-7950

  • All registration and information related to Brockton Public School programs including Kindergarten registration

BPS Parent’s Academy
A free parent education program for Brockton Public Schools parents

  • Parents' Academy provides parents with free informational workshops. Please see link for schedule.

BPS Adult Learning Center
211 Crescent St.
Brockton, MA 02302
1-508-580-7475

  • A comprehensive adult basic education program for adults

Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
51 Sleeper St – 4th floor
Boston, MA 02210
617-988-6600
Department of Early Education and Care

  • The state agency for early childhood

BPS Special Education Department
43 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508-580-7685

  • Screening of three- and four-year-old children. If you have concerns about your child’s development and would like to have your child screened, please call 508-580-7685 to schedule an appointment.

BAMSI Early Intervention
508-586-5977
www.bamsi.org/

  • The Brockton Early Childhood Intervention Program is a pbulic health program that provides therapeutic support to infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or are at risk for such delays.

South Bay Early Intervention
508-559-0473

  • Early Intervention targets children and families who are experiencing a vareity of needs arising from a child's premature birth, feeding, vision, or hearing problems, behavior or attention difficulties, disability, health condition, developmental and environmental issues.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Strengthening Families - www.strengtheningfamilies.net

MA Children's Trust Fund - www.mctf.org

LITERACY

Reading Rockets - www.readingrockets.org

Reading is Fundamental - www.RIF.org

National Center for Family Literacy - www.famlit.org/

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Brockton's Promise – www.brocktonspromise.org

City of Brockton – www.brockton.ma.us

Brockton Public Library – www.brocktonpubliclibrary.org

Related Links:
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

Email Us
for more information on the various Child Care Programs available to qualified residents.

Online Pre-Registration

Brockton Public Schools is now offering online pre-registration!

Please click on the link below to pre-register your child.

PRE-REGISTRATION

This is just the start of the registration process; after we receive your form, we will contact youto arrange for a personal meeting to complete the process and receive a school placement. We will need at least 24 hours to process your form before contacting you.

Please download the following forms, complete and bring with you to your appointment to expedite the process:

City School Zones
(for reference completing the pre-registration form)

Schools, Programs by Zones:

Elementary
Middle Schools

(for reference completing the pre-registration form)

School Lunch Application
Complete and bring with you.

Confidential Student Emergency Form
Complete and bring with you.

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