The Beverly Public Schools offers three models of preschool education.
The Beverly Preschool is designed to be a developmentally appropriate learning experience so that each child may progress at his/her own pace and achieve success on an individual level. Learning is achieved in an environment that encourages and rewards creativity, natural curiosity, and personal and cultural awareness. Emphasis on language and social development as well as emotional and intellectual growth fosters the development of independence and helps instill a positive self-image in all children.
The curriculum represents a balanced and integrated variety of activities, learning experiences and collaborative teaching methods. Learning experiences occur in individual, small group and large group settings. The preschool curriculum provides exposure to developmentally appropriate themes. Three to four weeks are typically spent on exploring in detail the many areas of each theme. Exploration is encouraged through a variety of mediums in all areas of the classroom.
Therapies, including speech and language, occupational therapy and physical therapy are integrated into the classroom curriculum and are provided outside of the classroom. These services are based on the needs of the individual student and reinforced by the staff throughout the child's day.