Fall Festival Highlights

Thanks to all our friends and families for making the 2016 Fall Festival such a success!

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BNS Fall Festival & Open House

Please Join Us for the Briarcliff Nursery School Fall Festival and Open House

October 15, 2016
(raindate October 22nd)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Admission:  $5 per person (Max $20 per family)
Children under 2 years old free

Bring a picnic lunch
Bake sale
Pumpkin decorating
Arts & Crafts

With Special Guests:
Patti Hupp of Ms. Patti’s Art Smart
Nature of Things
Barefoot Books

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be available
BNS Director, Lisa Beck, will be on site to answer questions and provide information


A Word from the Director


I am so thrilled to be a part of the Briarcliff Nursery School community! In the 20 years that I have been working in the field of early childhood education, I have rarely come across teachers as warm, thoughtful, and dedicated as the teachers at BNS. Although I just recently joined the BNS family, I can already tell that each day here is filled with smiles, laughter, and learning. I cannot imagine a better way to spend my days!

Before taking on the role of director at BNS, I had the pleasure of working in a variety of interesting positions and settings. Between 1998 and 2010, I received a B.A. in Theater/Education from Marymount Manhattan College, a M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to my educational preparation, I have had the pleasure of working as a toddler and preschool teacher, a college professor, a curriculum developer, and an early childhood trainer and coach. These experiences prepared me well for working with the amazing teachers, families, and children at Briarcliff Nursery School.

Whether you are a current family at BNS or someone interested in learning more about the school, I am always happy to speak with you! Feel free to reach out anytime.


Lisa Beck