Brooklyn private independent school

We're Looking Forward to Having You Join Us! (PreK)

Next Steps and Upcoming Dates

SPRING 2021

Parents, please "Save-The-Date" for the Welcome Event, which will take place live on Zoom on May 19 from 9:30am - 11:00am. We will share a host of information, including dates to remember, the calendar, newly enrolled family contact information (not a class list but grade list), and it will give you the opportunity to mix and mingle with all Newly Enrolled Families, Trustees, Parent Association Officers, Parent Ambassadors, and Administrators.

New Student Virtual Stop By Visits: New students and their adults are invited to bring a snack and meet the teachers and other new students on Zoom! Check your email for the invitation.
PreK3 New Students Virtual Visit:
Wednesday, May 26th from 4:00 - 4:30pm
PreK4 New Students Virtual Visit:
Monday, June 7th from 4:00pm - 4:30pm

In June you will receive information about the bus service.

Parent Partner: You will also be contacted by your "Parent Partner," a current Berkeley Carroll parent who will get in touch to welcome you and answer any parent-to-parent questions you may have.

SUMMER 2021

A school calendar and other information will be sent to you — be on the lookout for Berkeley Carroll mail. Other information, including the brochure on after school courses and playgroups, will be available online.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Your child will receive a welcome letter in late August/early September from their teachers and will be invited for a short stop by visit with other classmates before phase-in begins. Stop by visits are scheduled for Friday, September 3. Phase-in begins Thursday, September 9. In late July, the Admissions Office will email you your child's phase-in schedule.

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Families may add on to their child’s schedule at 3 set times during the year (October 15, January 15, and April 15), after consulting with his or her teachers, for an additional pro-rated charge.

We offer a choice of three (3) schedules for Pre-K 3:
Full Day, Half Day, and Flexi-3 (Full Days M, W, F; Half Days T, Th)

We offer a choice of two (2) schedules for Pre-K 4:
Full Day and Flexi-3 (Full Days M, W, F; Half Days T, Th)

Parent-teacher conferences: Conferences are generally held in November and March, though teachers are happy to make appointments to meet at other times, should the need arise.

Progress reports: Written reports are sent twice yearly, in January and June.

ANYTIME

Contact us with any questions or concerns. We are working remotely, please email Beverly Reese, Director of Lower School Admissions at breese@berkeleycarroll.org. The Lower School office can be reached at (718) 534-6601. Staff there can also help answer questions or will direct you to someone who can.

PreK at a Glance

SCHOOL DAY

PreK3 schedule options
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (M-F)
Half Day: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (M-F)
Flexi-3: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (M, W, F); 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm (Tu,Th)

PreK4 schedule options
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (M-F)
Flexi-3: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (M, W, F); 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm (Tu,Th)

Children are dropped and picked up in their classrooms by parents or caregivers.

EXTENDED DAY

Afterschool information will be sent the week of August 30.

SPECIALS

PE, Dance, Library, Music, Science

LUNCH/SNACKS

For the month of September, children will bring snacks and lunches from home and eat in their classrooms. Thereafter, healthy lunches will be provided by the school. Parents should pack a healthy snack. We are peanut-, tree nut- and sesame-aware. We ask you not to pack foods containing these products in your child's lunch or snacks that you may send to school.

SCHEDULE

Berkeley Carroll's Lower School works on a seven-day cycle (subject to change). There is a rotation of classes through days 1-7 and the daily schedule for each of these days is unique. The school days are listed both on the printed school calendar and the school website.