(Students entering into Pre-K3 must turn 3 by August 1, students entering Pre-K 4 must turn 4 by September 1st and students entering into Kindergarten must by 5 by September 1st of the academic year in which they enter.)
The Early Childhood Program at the Bishop Marshall School aspires to motivate, inspire, encourage and support students by providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which students can learn, play, and grow. There is a delicate and developmentally appropriate balance of play and academics, and often both are intertwined. Our goal is to help nurture the whole child – body, mind and spirit, and to build a foundation for lifelong learning. Our program helps prepare children for success not only in school, but in life.
Our early childhood program ensures that students are fully prepared to enter elementary school. We strive for continuity from pre-kindergarten to kindergarten with clearly defined developmental milestones and benchmarks. Our program includes learning and play in science, math, literacy, writing, and social studies. Other curricular activities include classes in physical education, music and art. Our curriculum also includes social and emotional development components
We offer 5 days a week full or half day program in our early childhood programs, however, most of our families choose full day enrollment.
We are very excited to have a brand new addition to the school specifically designed around our early childhood program needs. The Howard A. Manosh Early Childhood and After School Program wing officially opened in November 2019. The new addition includes two new pre-kindergarten classrooms each built to accommodate up to 15 children featuring state of the art materials and radiant floor heating. The new addition was purposefully designed to feel more like home, and less of an institution.
In the fall of 2020 we opened our second pre-kindergarten classroom for 3 year olds. This new class is designed to be the first step in a child’s BJAMS educational journey. It is our hope to attract families of all faiths with young children to enroll in our early childhood program and continue on to become proud BJAMS alumni. We hope you’ll consider a BJAMS education for your child.