First Verse Preschool

at Steeple Street Music Academy





Steeple Street Music Academy, in partnership with Mashpee Commons, established a need for an exceptional daycare/preschool program in the Mashpee area. First Verse Preschool was created under the umbrella of Steeple Street Music Academy in order to serve ages 15 months  up to 6 year old children.

On November 3, 2022, First Verse Preschool was granted a childcare license by the Early Education and Care Department for up to 18 children from ages 15 months up to 6 years old. 

Music and art is a substantial piece of the ongoing curriculum at the preschool, with instructors from the academy occasionally offering enrichment opportunities to children in the program.

In addition, our Lead Teacher is a yoga certified instructor, so she will be incorporating yoga and mindfulness time into the daily routine.

Demetrius and Katherine Becrelis are the Academy Owners, and Katherine Becrelis is the Site Coordinator for the First Verse Preschool program.


Ms. Diandra Bergman is the Lead Teacher for the First Verse Preschool program. With her experience in early childhood education, along with her unique certification as a yoga instructor as well as art, and French teacher, she is prepared to facilitate an exceptional curriculum for all of the children enrolled.


Ms. Annemarie McGrath has a long history in early education, both as a teacher and director. She will be with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Ms. Lydia Grable comes to First Verse with experience from another arts preschool in Cambridge, MA. She will be with us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


We will serve children from 15 months through 6 years old in a year-round, morning or full day program. 

AM program: 8AM-Noon

Full day program: 8AM-5PM


  • Half days (paid monthly): $60/day
  • Full days (paid weekly): $100/day




The primary purpose of First Verse Preschool is to provide quality, safe, creative, fun, and exceptional childcare for children ages 15 months to 6 years old. Housed within Steeple Street Music Academy, this particular preschool program incorporates meaningful music and art instruction.


In the same way that the first verse in a song sets the tone for the rest of the tune, the first schooling experiences set the tone for the rest of a student’s education — and ultimately, their lives. Facilitated by our instructors, we believe that children will be able to write the first verse of their life’s song in a positive, meaningful, and enriching learning environment.

Goals & objectives

The staff at First Verse Preschool will strive to meet your child’s social, intellectual, emotional, and physical needs on a daily basis in a variety of fun and safe ways.

Parent Handbook