For the Love of Learning™

Parent & Family Resources

As a Berry Patch family, you have access to a licensed Parent and Family Educator as part of the program. We are delighted to have Becky Danielson, M.Ed, on staff and available to you for one-on-one conversations at no additional cost. To schedule an appointment with Becky, please email her at b.danielson@berrypatchschool.com.

October Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Does your family suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder? Many families do, but know the trend can be reversed! Incredible learning takes place in the great outdoors. Research continues to indicate tremendous benefits in spending time outside, both for adults and children. There are connections to the reduction of stress, anxiety, depression, and obesity as well as an increase in social bonding and creativity. Truly, one of the best places a child can learn is outdoors and yet our kids spend little time in nature. Continue reading “October Parent & Family Education Newsletter”


October Director’s Newsletter

October 1, 2019

Dear Parents,

As we settle in to the school year I want to highlight one of the key indicators of school success for children: Parent Involvement.

Research shows that your relationship with your child’s teachers as well as engagement in opportunities to be involved with your child’s school community impact your child’s connection to their teacher, classmates, and development as a learner.

Continue reading “October Director’s Newsletter”


September Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Welcome to a new school year at The Berry Patch! This is going to be another terrific year of love and learning. The staff is dedicated to providing a warm and wonderful experience for your whole family. Part of the comprehensive Berry Patch program is parent and family education, included in the tuition.
Continue reading “September Parent & Family Education Newsletter”



May Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Summer is right around the corner! The next three months provide a time for more unstructured play and activities. Take time now to determine how to enrich your child’s summer with learning activities to spark the imagination and expand the mind.

Literacy is an essential part of your child’s education. Reading, writing, and speaking with your child makes a difference! Literacy is defined as writing and reading to interpret and communicate meaning to others. Make the most of everyday opportunities to encourage literacy in your child with these strategies. Continue reading “May Parent & Family Education Newsletter”


April Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Are you a good listener?
Are your children good listeners?
How are your family’s conversation skills?

You’ve heard the old adage, “With two ears and one mouth, listen twice as often as you speak.” Listening is a gift we give others. Here are three “listening busters” and solutions to help families increase communication by being better listeners. Continue reading “April Parent & Family Education Newsletter”



March Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Are our kids experiencing life, real life? Or are they experientially poor because we don’t allow children to fully enter into decision-making, problem-solving, conflict-resolving situations? When we step in, kids don’t have the opportunity to step up.  We’re actually making life more difficult in the long run. Continue reading “March Parent & Family Education Newsletter”


March Director’s Newsletter

March 2, 1029

Dear Families,

It felt GREAT to have a full week of school last week-looking forward to another one coming up. MARCH is full of so much great learning for your children. Our theme of “Nursery Rhymes” is very intentionally chosen as children who learn Nursery Rhymes and read rhyming books with their caregivers are proven to be the BEST READERS as the school years progress.

Continue reading “March Director’s Newsletter”


February Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Do you ever experience stress due to the rush to get out the house on time? Is bedtime chaotic? Are you feeling overwhelmed with last minute tasks? A simple routine can help get everyone on the same page and prepared for school, activities, and other transitions.

Established routines can alleviate stress. When everyone knows what is expected and is prepared, family life runs more smoothly. A few simple steps will help make the transitions easier for you, your children, and the family as a whole. Continue reading “February Parent & Family Education Newsletter”