Academy of Early Learning

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*Photography by Paul Franz

We still have a few slots available in our afternoon program. Our afternoon program runs Monday-Thursday from 12:15-2:55 and includes free lunch. For more information or to register, please call 772-1390.

Welcome to the Academy of Early Learning! Summer is coming to an end and we are gearing up for the start of the school year. We are excited to welcome some new staff, and new preschool families as well as all of our returning families. We understand that for many of you, having your child attend preschool is a big transition for the entire family. We are here to support you through this and are available to answer questions and discuss concerns any time. You can always stop in the office to talk or email our program coordinator, Nancy Garlock at nangar1@gpsk12org

Visiting day is Friday, September 1st. If your child attends either the morning program or the full day program, visiting time is from 10:00-11:00. If your child attends the afternoon program, visiting time is from 1:00-2:00. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to explore the classroom, meet the staff and get to know the other children and families. We hope to see you all there.

Another way to help your child feel ready is to visit our playground over the next few weeks. This allows your child to become familiar with the playground and begin to identify it as part of his/her school.

We look forward to getting to know you all and having a great year together at the Academy!


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Welcome to

The Academy of Early Learning

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The Academy of Early Learning at North Parish, in active partnership with families and community organizations, provides quality education, support services, and collaborative programming in a safe, nurturing public school environment.
We strive to meet the diverse individual needs of all our children by offering meaningful learning opportunities.  We believe young children learn best when discovering and exploring their world through play.
We are dedicated to being a responsive, community-based preschool while meeting all district, state, and national performance standards for excellence.




Our teachers are available to meet with you to discuss your child. You can always call the school at 413-772-1390 to leave a message for your child’s teacher and she will get back to you as soon as possible. Because attending to your children is our highest priority, please schedule a time to speak with your child’s teacher rather than going down to the classroom during the day or trying to catch the teachers during drop off/pick up. Our teachers want to be able to give you their full attention!

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