New exciting program updates for Fall 2023!
Our Lions and Dragonflies classes are a long-standing tradition at Brooklyn Preschool. In Fall 2018, we added our Jellyfish class.
Now looking forward, we invite you to join us as Brooklyn explores a new mixed age program for the 2023/24 school year. This program will allow students who turn 3 or 4 by September 1st, 2023 to curate a class schedule that works for their families. It could look similar to the prior Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Tuesday and Friday schedule; you choose what days and how many to send your child to Brooklyn.
We are also adding an additional class for those kids who have turned 2 by September 1st, 2023.
2 year olds
The Jellyfish Class is for our 2 year old students. To be age-eligible for the Jellyfish class, students must turn 2 by September 1st of the enrolling school year. The Jellyfish class meets 2 days a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30am – 12:00pm and enrolls up to 8 students.
An additional class will be available in the 2023-24 school year. To be age-eligible for this class, students must turn 2 by September 1st of the enrolling school year. This class meets 2 days a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9:30am- 12:00pm.This class enrolls up to 8 students.
Mixed age class for 3 & 4 year olds
This class will take the place of our current Lion and Dragonfly classes and co-enrolls students who turn 3 or 4 by September 1st of the enrolling school year.
- Our mixed age class will be available 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
- Students who turn 3 by September 1 of the enrolling school year are eligible to come to school 2 days a week minimum and have the option to add up to 4 days per week
- Students who turn 4 by September 1 of the enrolling school year are eligible to come to school 3 days a week minimum and have the option to add up to 5 days per week.
- There will be a maximum daily class enrollment of 16 students.
To further meet the needs of different families, there will be the option of selecting which days to send your child to school.
Your child’s monthly schedule will be set for the school year, with the opportunity prior to the start of school to make adjustments if needed and as space is available.
Why are there minimum days allowed by age?
We are using the previous enrollment days for each age group as our base schedule and keeping age appropriate maximums to ensure student success.
What will this look like in the classroom?
The same great indoor and outdoor spaces, play based programming and award winning teachers. The daily flow of the classroom will be the same, check it out here.
How do I pick the schedule?
On our application you have the option to select what days you would like to enroll your child; with multiple combinations possible to meet your child’s and family’s needs.
Can I change the schedule I initially selected?
Yes! There will be an opportunity to make changes prior to the beginning of school if necessary, provided there is space available.
What if I want to add additional days to my child’s monthly schedule?
There will be the option to add days to your schedule provided the proper notice has been given and space is available. There will be a waitlist for each day if demand warrants.
What if I want to drop a day from my child’s monthly schedule?
There may be an option to reduce days from your schedule to the age-eligible minimum provided the proper notice is given. Fees or tuition may be applied for short notice of schedule change.
How will this affect family participation in the classroom?
As a requirement every Brooklyn family will participate in the classroom weekly. The more days your child attends, the more family teaching shifts you will have.
Will the Nursery program still be available
Yes! We will be offering the nursery on Fridays for those families who are interested in using this service for the younger siblings. More information on the nursery here.
What will the tuition be?
The budget will be finalized prior to the May Orientation meeting where final tuition rates will be announced. The current tuition is based on how many days your child attends, you can check it out here. The new rates will be similar, there will be a set tuition amount for 2,3,4 or 5 days of school billed on a monthly basis.