The Mascoma Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization of parents and teachers working together to provide a positive learning experience for three and four year old children. Parents elected to the Board of Directors manage our preschool. The success of our school comes from parent interest and participation. Our spacious classroom is located in the Community Lutheran Church (no affiliation) on South Main Street in Enfield, New Hampshire.
Our Caterpillar Program is for children who are three years old by September 30 and meets on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Our Butterfly Program is for children who are four years old by September 30 and meets on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our school is licensed by the State of New Hampshire. Our teacher and teacher’s assistant have been chosen for their background in education, teaching experience, enthusiasm, and sensitivity to children and parents. A classroom helper (family member) also assists our teachers. MCP has received Licensed Plus Status from the State of New Hampshire Child Development Bureau.
Parents are encouraged to participate in various ways throughout the year. Parents provide snack for the class on a rotating basis and are encouraged to serve as helpers in the classroom. Participation gives each family the opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the school and their child. Our Board of Directors is also comprised of volunteer family members.
The Mascoma Cooperative Preschool was created with the belief that a child’s sense of self, curiosity, and creativity benefit from positive learning experiences. An atmosphere of trust, encouragement, and praise allow students to explore their individual interests and abilities while developing social skills and building self-esteem. Learning takes place in a highly interactive environment with attention given to student’s individual learning styles and development levels. The Cooperative allows students to benefit additionally by having family members share in their experiences and celebrate their growth throughout the year.