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Nurturing Berkeley children since 1938


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Nurturing Berkeley children since 1938


 

Mission Statement

Berkeley Hills Nursery School is a community of teachers, parents and children working and learning together through play. 

We provide a safe, warm and nurturing environment in which the uniqueness of each child is honored. 

The children come together as a community where they learn to develop relationships based on trust and respect, while exploring new ideas and the world around them. 

The teachers, informed by the children's emerging interests, facilitate hands on and cooperative learning situations that foster their students' social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth.

 
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Teachers


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Teachers


Terry Gillen

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Terry is in her 31st year teaching at BHNS. She began in 1985 as teacher and co-director. She taught at Gay Austen Nursery School for six years before coming to BHNS. She has fostered long-term staff loyalty, with some teachers at the school for nearly twenty years.

RED Room

THREE TEACHERS

Two of the teachers in the 3-4 class have children who graduated from BHNS.  One teacher was also a BHNS alum! Terry also provides additional assistance with the younger children to ensure a good teacher/student ratio.

BlUE Room

THREE TEACHERS

One of the teachers in the Blue Room sent their child to BHNS, and two others are parents. All of the teachers at the school are well educated, with the range of tenure at the school from three years to twenty years of service.