Welcome to Gorham Cooperative Preschool

 
Gorham Cooperative Preschool, or GCP is an independent, non-profit organization serving children ages 3-5 from Gorham, Maine and the surrounding communities. 

Our purpose is to foster, stimulate and encourage each child’s development emotionally, physically, socially and intellectually in an environment where their ideas and interests are valued.
 

CORE FEATURES OF OUR SCHOOL

 

OVAL TIME

Every day we gather together on our oval rug and hang our names on the attendance board, reveal the share item, check the calendar, sing songs, play games and discuss small group activities.

LOOKING AT THE WEEK AHEAD

"Looking at the Week Ahead" is emailed weekly for families to feel prepared for the upcoming week or to steer the conversation when you're looking to talk with your preschooler!

FREE CHOICE

Children are given ample time to choose their own materials and activities. We believe that time spent playing is not just fun but also promotes growth, development and learning. The classroom is a busy and lively place as children and adults interact, explore and have fun.

PARENT HELPERS

Families are assigned specific days for volunteering in the classroom. Every day there is a volunteer who we call the parent helper but grandparents and other family members are welcome. Parent helpers lend an extra hand while spending quality time with their own child.

HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS

To better prepare children for the demands of kindergarten our school uses the Handwriting Without Tears program. This program uses child-friendly and well researched activities to help children learn and practice writing the letters of the alphabet.

STORY TIME

Reading to children is a priority at our school. Quality literature promotes comprehension, vocabulary and a lifelong love of books. Gathering the class together to hear a good story is an important part of our daily schedule.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Gorham Cooperative Preschool is hosting a Touch a Truck Fundraiser 

to celebrate our preschool's 50th Anniversary!  


Saturday, 09 June, 2018 
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Great Falls Construction
20 Mechanic St
Gorham, ME 04038
  
There will be a BBQ hosted by The Knight's of Columbus. 

Free face painting, ice mining, kids activities, lawn games, balloon animals, cotton candy and popcorn. 
Tinkerbell, Peter Pan and Captain Hook will also make an appearance. 

Tickets are $5 a person or $20 a family
First Responders are free!

Contact: Michele Higgins
 

BEGIN REGISTRATION FOR YOUR CHILD

 

Ongoing Registration

There are openings for the 2017-2018 school year.


Please contact the Registrar at [email protected] or 839-4706 for more information or to enroll your child.


Register Now:


2018 - 2019 Registration

  • Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on November 14th for Alumni and December 5th for the General Public