At Belchertown Day School, we strive to create an environment that is both happy and home-like, where children can learn in a safe and secure atmosphere. We offer a diverse curriculum that is designed to meet the individual needs of each child, while fostering the development of their social and emotional skills. Our focus is to prepare children for continued learning and to ensure that each child has a positive experience. We welcome families of all backgrounds and ethnicities and celebrate the unique gifts and talents that they bring to our school.
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Programs at Belchertown Day School in Belchertown, MA
Toddler and Preschool Program
In this program, teachers focus on communication skills and language development as the groundwork for social growth. We feel it is important for children to learn to understand their feelings and personal needs, and to talk about them in some way. We believe that even before children are communicating verbally, they are sensing attitudes and feeling emotions that they want to understand. Listening to and acknowledging the feelings of young children contributes to their emotional development.
Their primary focus is the development of social awareness and friendship and to later master basic skills of social interaction. The classrooms offer sensory play, arts and crafts, science and nature activities, dramatic play, small and large motor development activities, singing and dancing, and math. Language development occurs in the natural context of daily communication and forming friendships. The teachers in each classroom work in a team teaching approach. Children work on projects individually and in small groups, led by one of the classroom's two teachers. One of our main goals is to demonstrate how we can complete projects by working together.
Before And After School Care
The Before School Program offers child care for children in grades K-6. The program runs from 7:00 a.m. through 8:30 a.m. and offers relaxing recreational activities for students. They are bussed from the program to their respective public school classrooms.
The After School Program provides a safe environment for students in grades K-6, after school. Daily hours are 3:15pm, through 5:30 p.m. Children are bussed from their schools to our program. They are escorted to our program rooms where they are given time for snack, to socialize with friends, help with homework, and the opportunity to participate in enrichment and recreational activities on days when public school is in session.
Belchertown Summer Fun
Our summer program is back for more excitement! We have a feeling this will be our best summer ever. We're planning cool field trips, amazing programs and out-of-this-world special visitors. All that is missing right now is You. Sign up quickly. We fill very fast! We are processing registrations for students currently enrolled in the school-age program.
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