Brookline Early Education Program

BEF grants support the Brookline Early Education Program’s mission of providing an inclusive environment where all children from ages three to five can learn social competency, develop cognitive, motor and language skills, and expand their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. 

In addition to its grant program, since 2009, the BEF has supported yearlong music programs in every BEEP classroom through the BEEP Fund. These programs will continue in the 2018 – 2019 school year.



Collaborative Grant for the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference
The entire Occupational Development Department of the Public Schools of Brookline will attend the annual AOTA conference, which conveniently takes place in Boston. This is a rare opportunity for the entire department to participate in professional development that is specifically for their field, and allows the therapists to stay up to date on the latest clinical and educational practices, and evidence-based treatment and evaluation techniques.
Participants from BEEP: Constance Kumi Wauthier, Jocelyn Hesse, Merrill Forman


Jo-Ann Faulk
Ms. Faulk was awarded a grant to bring the Puddlestompers program to BEEP’s Beacon classroom.

Emily Filippone
In conjunction with the artist unit, this grant will fund a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts for the Lynch Center BEEP students.

 Melissa Lyons
A naturalist from Drumlin Farm will visit the classroom at Driscoll and present their “Hatch the Chicks” program

Grants from recent years

Each year, BEEP educators participate in critical professional learning made possible by BEF grants. The coming school year will be no different, with a particular emphasis on the science of early childhood learning, technology, as well as administrative leadership.

For a list of BEEP grants, click here.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the BEF has established two funds that support the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP).  For more information, click here.

Awards Held By BEEP Educators

Ernest R. Caverly Award  Dominique Ferdinand  2017
Robert I. Sperber Award Vicki Milstein  2013
Ernest R. Caverly Award  Ellen Goldberg  2006

BEF Parent Contacts at BEEP

Elizabeth Ascoli email Elizabeth