Whether you’ve recently moved to the Downingtown area, just recently decided it’s time to enroll your little loved one in preschool, or are doing preliminary research for next school year, be sure to consider Brandywine School of Early Learning (BSEL). Established in 1976, the School has a rich tradition and an excellent reputation throughout the community – from Glenmore to Romansville. I speak from experience, my husband and I chose Brandywine School for our first child, and now we’re in our 4th year with younger siblings.
Over the past 35+ years the School has earned a reputation as a premier not-for-profit (501-C-3) non-denominational academic nine month preschool throughout Chester County. The curriculum is challenging and very academically oriented, but never loses sight of the importance of developing socialization skills, building self esteem, and as the School’s mission statement says, “filling each child’s first school experience with excitement and an anticipation of every new day.” The school also offers special classes to further enrich little minds… including activities like science, yoga, art, music, and nature.
Open and fluid communication is a top priority at BSEL and the teachers provide parents with weekly activity summaries and updates, monthly newsletters and calendars, and daily feedback at pick up and drop off. BSEL also encourages voluntary parental involvement… parents are welcomed into the classroom and invited to serve on various committees.
Brandywine School is located at the Thorndale United Methodist Church, and features updated child safe classrooms, and a spacious Fellowship Hall for large motor development and special occasions. The School also has a fenced playground filled with child safe “Little Tykes” equipment as well as some
tactile and imaginative play activities.
The School currently offers classes for children age 2 1/2 to 5 in two, three, four, or five day sessions. Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will open in January 2015 but in the meantime you can visit the brandywineschool.org website or Facebook page for more information. Better yet, call the Director, Bonnie Klingelhoeffer at 610.383.9161 and schedule a tour.
I can say only good things about our family’s experience at BSEL. The curriculum at each level is presented in a positive, nurturing, and creative manner. Elementary teachers from Downingtown and Coatesville School Districts consistently commend BSEL’s curriculum for preparing children to transition to Kindergarten successfully. My daughter graduated from the Pre-K class with the knowledge, social skills, and confidence that made for a smooth transition to Kindergarten.
See for yourself! Visit brandywineschool.org or call 610.383.9161 and schedule a tour.