Programs

Classes

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.**

ClassStudentsMeets
Yellow2½ to 3-year-olds
(Must be 2 by March 31st)
Thursdays & Fridays
Red3- to 4-year-oldsMondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
BlueYounger 4-year-oldsMondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Green4- to 5-year-olds (Pre-K)
(Children new to BHCP must turn 5 after September 15th)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

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.  

Natural Playground & Outdoor Learning

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. 

2024 Summer Program

BHCP’s Summer Program is aligned with our Reggio-inspired Educational Philosophy and offers children the opportunity to engage with a different form of artistic media and expression each week. During their day, children also spend time exploring the natural playground and a variety of materials in the classroom.

Session 1ClayJune 10 – June 14
Session 2Drawing & PaintingJune 17 – June 21 (no class June 19)
Session 3Wire & SculptureJune 24 – June 28

Current BHCP families will receive priority registration until Monday, March 4. After that, openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Full tuition is due within a week of registration and is non-refundable after April 10. (Tuition will be invoiced to you upon receipt of your registration form.) 

The 2024 BHCP Summer Program is for children ages 3-6 (Children who are age 6 and leaving Kindergarten must be former BHCP students). Children must be 3 by June 1, 2024 to participate. Please contact the office (office@bhcpnet dot org) for more information about the program.

The daily schedule for each session is 9am to 1pm. Snack is provided by the school; children bring their own lunches. No co-oping is required.

2024 BHCP Summer Program Tuition

Session 1Session 2Session 3
$325$260$325

After School Explorers (Extended Day Program until 2pm)

BHCP’s After School Explorers is a daily after school program for children in the Blue and Green Classes. It is an outdoor program, meeting inside the Big Room for inclement weather only. Children are invited to explore nature, participate in on-going projects, and play on the playground together during this time. 

The hours are 12:30-2pm.

Please click here for 2023-24 details.