Admission

Pine Brook enrolls children year-round on an on-going (“first-come, first-serve”) basis.

We enroll children for 3, 4 or 5 days; children enrolled for 3 days must include either a Monday or a Friday in their schedules. Please call Eileen  or Donna at (413) 665-4560 to inquire about available openings.

Download an application here

Completed applications should be mailed to 29 Sunderland Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373

Preschool admissions

Children must be between three years old, and 6 months and five years old to be enrolled in our preschool program.  Pine Brook reserves the right to balance our group by age and sex.  (See below for our admissions priorities). Families are invited to make an appointment to observe the classroom on a school day in the spring and to submit an application at that time. Families will soon after be notified regarding enrollment.

Kindergarten admissions

Children who are age-eligible for kindergarten in their public school districts are automatically eligible for kindergarten at Pine Brook. Children who turn five during the fall months are considered for admission and inclusion in the kindergarten group on an individual basis. Pine Brook reserves the right to balance our group by age and sex.  (See below for our admissions priorities). Families are invited to make an appointment to observe the classroom on a school day in the spring and to submit an application at that time. Families will soon after be notified regarding enrollment.

Children with special needs

Children with special needs are included in Pine Brook’s admissions process without discrimination, following the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care regulations regarding admission of children with special needs. Please contact us for further information.

Admissions priorities

Pine Brook is a small program, serving about 23 families per school year. Usually about half of our population changes each year, usually at the start of the Summer and Fall. Mid-year enrollment is occasionally available, as space permits.

Pine Brook’s first priority in admissions is to balance the class by sex and age. After that, priority for admission is granted in the following order:

  1. Children who bring racial diversity
  2. Concurrently attending siblings
  3. Siblings of children who have attended Pine Brook or Mountain Brook Children’s Center
  4. All other applicants

Tuition

Tuition at Pine Brook is charged at the rate of $46 per day per child.  Families are expected to pay tuition on a monthly basis, due by the fifth day of each month. Checks are payable to PINE BROOK.  Parents are responsible for full tuition regardless of the child’s absence due to illness, family vacation, or any other reason.  Parents are responsible for payment when Pine Brook has snow days (we follow Union #38 School District snow day cancellations). You will receive one bill for your child’s school year tuition, divided into equal monthly payments. There is a separate bill for the summer program.

Pine Brook Children's Center • 29 Sunderland Rd. (Route 116) • South Deerfield, MA 01373 • (413) 665-4560 • hello@pinebrookkids.org