BHCP offers four classes to children aged 2.5 – 5 years-old.
- Two co-teachers and one parent co-oper in each classroom
- The Atelierista (see our Reggio Emilia page to learn more)
- The Director and Office Manager
Starting in 2022-2023 school year classes will meet from 8:30am to 12:30pm.**
|Yellow||2½ to 3-year-olds|
(Must be 2 by March 31st)
|Thursdays & Fridays|
|Red||3- to 4-year-olds||Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays|
|Blue||Younger 4-year-olds||Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays|
|Green||4- to 5-year-olds (Pre-K)|
(Children new to BHCP must turn 5 after September 15th)
|Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays|
**For the 2021-2022 school year clases meet from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. See the other changes BHCP is making for the 2022-2023 school year.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, BHCP is following iits COVID-19 Health Policy which is based on guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Alexandria Health Department, and the United Methodist Church.
With our program’s focus on outdoor learning, the majority of the school day is spent outside where the risk of transmission is lowest . The school’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy provides for changes in health protocols and school operations in response to local infection rates.
Natural Playground & Outdoor Learning
In a Reggio Emilia-inspired program, the environment is considered to be a teacher to each child. Our natural playground has been carefully designed to facilitate imaginative play, cooperative relationships and vigorous physical stimulation.
The playground is made of natural elements like trees, stumps, logs, boulders, water, plants, ropes, bridges, treehouses, mud and sand. These natural elements aid in fine and gross motor skills and provide unlimited sensory experiences, and creative, unstructured play opportunities.
In our natural play space, children are able to learn about both the joy and science of nature on a daily basis. The playground is a certified Wildlife Habitat!
To support outdoor learning BHCP has built an outdoor STEAM* learning studio in our backyard!
Teaching STEAM with our emergent curriculum approach fosters and builds connections between science, technology, engineering, art and math as well as many other skills like language, literacy and social-emotional skills.
We provide support and scaffolding to help children investigate a topic of their interest. Using inquiry-based scientific exploration, children can think and discover through trial and error and repeated experimentation.
*STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Registration is open. Please visit our Summer Camp 2022 Page for details and registration form.