About Bambini & Me:

Our Reggio Emilia-inspired Bambini & Me program provides an opportunity for children ages 2-3 years old and their parents/caregivers to play, learn, and grow together in a school setting!

Your child will have the chance to explore natural materials openly and develop social-emotional skills in a safe environment. You will also have the opportunity to meet other families in the community and learn more about Bennett Day School’s early childhood program. Please note that enrollment in our Bambini program does not guarantee enrollment in our PreK-12 school program.

This two-hour program runs from 9:00 – 11:00 am and is designed for children ages 2-3 years old. All children must be 2 years old by September 1, 2023.

Bambini & Me Program Details

Social-Emotional Development & Program Readiness

Bambini students will build their social-emotional skills of listening and being a part of a group while nurturing their innate curiosities as they explore music, nature, literature, and arts through sensory and open play. This program will help support your child's early childhood program readiness in a developmentally appropriate manner.

In addition, snack time will be offered. Snack allows children to build their autonomy and self-help skills as they work to independently serve themselves while building conversational and group skills together.

A Gentle Approach to Separation

As the session progresses, caregivers will engage in gentle separation, in which they observe from the sidelines, followed by stepping out of the room. At the beginning of the session, you can expect to stay with your child as they adjust to the space and learn the routine of the classroom. When ready, caregivers will practice separating for designated periods of time, while some remain in the room to support the children in collaboration with the lead teacher.

Fostering the Caregiver & Educator Partnership

An essential goal of Bambini & Me is to build a partnership between caregiver and educator. Interactions will be led, modeled, explained, and encouraged by the educator in an effort to coach caregivers in supporting their children. Caregivers will also be called upon to assist the children in age-appropriate social interactions and conflicts. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to support your child’s social and emotional development.

Conferences will be provided at the end of each session for parents/caregivers with the Bambini teacher to discuss their child’s development as well as any parenting and preschool preparation questions.

Caregivers will also have the opportunity to participate in dialogue with our Early Childhood Director as well as the Bennett Day Enrollment team to learn more about the PreKindergarten program at Bennett Day.

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Bambino and Me children playing and learning at Bennett Day School
Young Bennett Day student learning about shadows and shapes
Bambini & Me student playing with colors and light
Child learning to read at Bennett Day School

Spring 2024 Pricing Details

Our 11-week Spring Session will run from March 11 – May 30.  Learn more about our 2- and 4-day options below (payment plans are available).

2-Day Program:
Monday/Wednesday (FULL)
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Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $1,160
# of Classes: 21

2-Day Program:
Tuesday/Thursday(FULL)
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Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $1,215
# of Classes: 22

4-Day Program:
Monday-Thursday (FULL)
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Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $2,376
# of Classes: 43