The BEEP Inclusive Model
The Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP) provides high quality inclusive early childhood classrooms that serve a wide range of learners. We support children with diverse cultural backgrounds and a wide range of developmental, health and learning needs. Children with mild, moderate and intensive special needs participate in all BEEP classrooms. In this inclusive spirit, teachers create a kind and supportive classroom atmosphere that enables children to comfortably explore similarities and differences, and learn to care for one another.
Our goal is for BEEP students is to develop social competency as well as cognitive, motor and language skills, and expand their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Our expectation is that parents join us in embracing the concept of inclusion, modeling an acceptance of all children in the program so that we can create a supportive community.
All children enrolled have an equal right to be part of this class.
All children learn from each other as well as from the teacher.
All children have a right to a teacher who believes in them as valuable members of a learning community.
All children have a right to expect that they will be noticed for their strengths and will be appropriately supported in areas that may require greater attention or specialized teaching.
All children have a right to feel safe and affirmed in their environment. Areas of need are not public.
All children have a right to feel a sense of accomplishment and belonging. They will move confidently to meet their personal goals.