The Brookline Early Education Program is an outgrowth of the Brookline Early Education Project, a 10-year research project that demonstrated quality education for young children enhances their later success in school. All teachers who work in BEEP classrooms are employed by the Brookline Public Schools and hold degrees and certifications in early education. These programs are funded by parent fees, Community Partnerships for Children grants from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and the Brookline Public Schools.
The Early Childhood Program provides comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, inclusive educational opportunities to the children of Brookline. The program consists of 19 programs serving over 250 families. BEEP preschools are two-year programs and serve children ages 2.6-3.4 years, and the BEEP pre-kindergarten programs serve children 3.0-4.11 for one year before kindergarten. All programs follow the same profile of developmental goals and curriculum content to design the early childhood experience. The inclusive preschool and pre-K classrooms typically have a teaching staff of one early childhood master teacher and two support staff for 15-to-17 students. Each classroom is designed to meet the individual needs of young children with and without an identified special need. Therapists work with teachers to provide appropriate services within the classroom and to enrich the learning opportunities for all.
The mission of the Brookline Early Education Program is to provide an inclusive environment where all children from ages 3-5 can learn social competency, develop cognitive, motor and language skills and expand their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.
BEEP Administrative Office
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 713-5471
Fax: (617) 739-7562