Neighborhood Preschools

  • Elementary Preschool Programs

    Preschoolers playing with blocks and stopping to smile Our preschool programs are committed to providing a nurturing and secure educational setting for young children and their families. In a safe, age appropriate, engaging environment, children learn and explore as they experience their world. Our play-based programs encourage the development of each child's unique potential. The process enhances physical, emotional, social, creative and intellectual growth. Staff, children, and families, in partnership with the community, learn to value diversity and to foster individuality, self-confidence, love of learning and respect for themselves and others.Early Learning hands logo

    Half Day Preschool Programs are for three- and four-year-olds. Full day programs are available at Harlan and West Maple elementary schools for four-year-olds. These programs are tuition-based. Classes are taught by teachers who have a minimum of a four-year degree and experience working with young children. The staff to child ratio is 1:8. Each elementary school houses half-day preschool programs, September through early June.


    Who may register for preschool programs?

    Registration priority will be given in this order for all BPS half-day preschool programs:Three preschool girls smiling

    • Children currently enrolled and younger siblings
    • Children who reside with a parent/legal guardian within the elementary school attendance area and open enrolled siblings
    • Children who reside with a parent/legal guardian within the BPS district
    • Children who reside out of district

     To view offerings by school and to register, click preschool registration.