In addition to our curriculum we are excited to offer a variety of enrichment opportunities for all of our classes.
We are excited to partner with Habitat, a Mass Audubon education center and wildlife sanctuary in Belmont, to develop an enrichment program for all three of our preschool age programs. The 4 Day Birch class learns about nature and local organisms in an outdoor setting through 10 to 12 visits to Habitat during the fall and spring of the school year. The BCNS faculty leads the class through indoor exploration, and Habitat educators, with the assistance of BCNS faculty, lead small groups through outdoor activities, exploration and play.
Habitat educators visit the 3 Day classrooms on a monthly basis and present opportunities for the children to learn about local nature and seasonal change through exploration, active observation and activities.
Music – Maf Terry
Music is an essential part of every child’s development, and we provide children the opportunity to experience and participate in music each day. In addition to our daily music, Maf Terry, one of our wonderful and musically talented 4 Day Birch teachers, visits each of the classrooms once a month to lead participatory music activities.
Big Joe the Storyteller
Big Joe is a mesmerizing storyteller with amazing stories and energy. Joe coordinates with the teachers of each class to tell stories to the children that correlate with what they are working on in the classroom, and he encourages audience participation as children’s imaginations blossom. Big Joe will visit BCNS once a month.
Yoga – Jaclyn Schelzi
Yoga for kids is a great opportunity for children to strengthen their bodies, increase body awareness and confidence, and to learn skills to help calm their bodies and minds in their busy lives. Children will learn some basic yoga poses and principles, breathing techniques and learn to be more mindful. Jaclyn will visit BCNS once a month.