Playing to Learn

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From the earliest moments, children are looking to understand the world around them, the people in it, and what to expect from us all. This curiosity is best fostered in a supportive environment that engages their young minds through play, group experiences, and individual accomplishment.

Learning is a life-long endeavor.

We are Cape Ann Preschool, a local, play-based preschool program blending academic school readiness, social skills, and developmentally appropriate learning for children ages 2.9-6.

What We're Doing

Individual Development
Every child develops differently, though with the right encouragement can d...
Group Socialization
Interaction between preschool students is a vital component to their learni...
School Readiness
School readiness is a measure of how prepared a child is to succeed in scho...

Testimonials

“Ready for Kindergarten!”
We cannot say enough about our family’s experience with Cape Ann Preschool. Our 4-year-old daughter is our third child t...
“Choosing Cape Ann Preschool was easy…”
I was fortunate to meet Meghan professionally shortly after she took over Cape Ann Preschool.  We were at a Cape Ann Com...
“A great start towards a life of kindness…”
When we were choosing a preschool for our daughter, Matilda, our main focus was finding an environment in which she coul...
“A superlative experience!”
Cape Ann Preschool has been a superlative experience for our daughter, Francesca, and for us as parents. You can feel...

Our Educators

Meghan MacLaughlin
Meghan MacLaughlin
Owner / Director, Teacher, 20+ years experience, Lesley College, M.Ed.
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Shelley Halligan
Shelley Halligan
3-4s Class Lead Teacher, 40+ years experience, Lasell Junior College Gradua...
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Mara Destino
Mara Destino
4-6s Class Lead Teacher, 15+ years experience, Wheelock College, M.Ed.
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Let's Experience it Together

The best way to learn more is to connect up with our teachers and parents. Schedule a call or visit today!

Educator's Lighthouse

A blog of ideas, recommendations and stories from our teachers and parents.
Transitioning from Pre-K to Kindergarten
Transitioning from Pre-K to Kindergarten
18, May 2016
By: Meghan MacLaughlin
Last week, we invited the parents in our pre-K class to take part in the discussion about the transition from preschool ... Read More
Mother’s Day Breakfast 2016 in the Green Room
Mother’s Day Breakfast 2016 in the Green Room
16, May 2016
By: Meghan MacLaughlin
We had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration breakfast last week with our 3-4 year old class! They sang songs for their m... Read More
I’m Home With My Kids By Choice.  Why Should I Send Them To Preschool?
I’m Home With My Kids By Choice. Why Should I Send Them To Preschool?
05, May 2016
By: Meghan MacLaughlin
At Cape Ann Preschool, we believe that preschool is a place of learning and support for both the child and the parents. ... Read More
We Are (now) Cape Ann Preschool!
We Are (now) Cape Ann Preschool!
11, Apr 2016
By: Meghan MacLaughlin
Having announced the opening of our new location (in September 2016) right off 128 (at The West Gloucester Trinitarian C... Read More