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Berkshire Early Childhood Center

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Learning Through Play!


Berkshire Local Schools recently expanded its high-quality education offerings to preschool students with the opening of the Berkshire Early Childhood Center at the start of the 2023-24 school year. Featuring a safe, nurturing, and engaging learning environment taught by qualified and caring staff, the Early Childhood Center is open to fully potty-trained preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years. With an emphasis on learning through play, students have access to indoor and outdoor play spaces which encourage exploration, imagination, and hands-on learning. The age-appropriate curriculum also promotes the development of problem-solving, critical thinking, and social skills.

More About the Berkshire Early Childhood Center

  • Hours of Operation: Open weekdays from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. year-round.
  • Cost and Billing Information: The rates are $55.00 per day. Part-time hourly rates are set at $7.00 per hour. Discounts are available for multiple children, paying in advance, and other qualifying criteria. Regular billing will be bi-weekly and due prior to the billing cycle weeks charged.
  • Student meal information: Healthy snacks are offered twice each day in addition to a cold breakfast between 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. daily. Parents are required to pack lunch or dinner for their child.
  • Qualified and Caring Staff: All staff undergo continuous training and development to stay updated with the latest teaching methodologies and child development practices.
  • Focus on Student Safety: The Berkshire Early Childhood Center places the safety and security of your child above all else. This includes secure building entrances and thorough background checks for all staff members. Strict health and hygiene protocols are maintained to ensure a clean and healthy environment.

Berkshire Early Childhood Center values the partnership between parents and caregivers and encourages open and transparent communication between the district and students’ families.  

For registration information, additional questions, or to contact Berkshire Early Childhood Center Director Joy Christopher-Reed, please call the Berkshire Schools at 440-834-3380.

BECC Resources

BECC Students Learn Through Playing!

play area at the BECC
BECC teacher with student smiling
BECC student learning numbers by picking them up with a magnet and placing them on a labeled card
BECC Director smiling with a BECC student
BECC students play in a sensory box
shelves featuring various educational games and puzzles at BECC
Play Kitchen set at BECC
Play Food Set at BECC
Welcome sign at BECC
Table and chairs at BECC
Interactive square
box of dress up collection costumes
Welcome Sign on whiteboard at BECC
Lego play station