Welcome to Brooklyn Free Space (BFS), an independent cooperative preschool located in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn.
For over 35 years, BFS has been committed to providing child-centered education in a cooperative community, that engages teachers and parents alike in learning. We are committed to serving a diverse population and offer financial aid to our families in need.
Brooklyn Free Space has been awarded a contract with the Department of Education (DOE) Pre-K for All program (formerly UPK), and has been accepted as a NYC Early Education Center. We our currently fully enrolled for the 2015 - 2016 school year, but please check in with us in the fall for news about our Open House and admissions for the 2016 - 2017 school year. To apply to Brooklyn Free Space and be added to our wait list, please fill out our application.
Dear BFS Community,
A Collaborative Endeavor: The Learning Environment at BFS
This summer, besides operating an active and fun summer camp for our children, our staff has been deeply engaged in preparing the school's physical environment for the fall. Yannick, our wonderful custodian, has been working hard to clean and paint our classrooms and wax the floors, as per our usual preparation, but this year we are taking things to a deeper level. For example, the paint colors, a warm white and light grey, were chosen specifically to create a calm atmosphere, and to create a blank canvas for the children's work- minimize distraction. This level of thought and attention is being paid to all furniture and materials placed in our classrooms, as part of a school-wide initiative to focus on the learning environment we create for our children. Read more..