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Gorham Community Learning Center

123 Main Street
Gorham, NH 03581

(603) 466-5766


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The qualified staff of the Gorham Community Learning Center strives to provide a secure, nurturing and stimulating environment for children to grow and develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Our structured, inclusive programs are based on developmentally appropriate practices and provide opportunities for every child to explore, create, problem solve and communicate. We strive to maintain open and positive communication with all families and to provide support, education and referrals. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"AM Preschool
8:30 - 9:05 Arrival,free choicc time and clean up. Children will have the opportunity to choose from a vatiety of learning a project set out on the kitchen table
9:05 - 9:25 Music,fingerploay,story and discussion time
9:25 - 9:45 Snack
9:45 - 10:40 Small group activites.Children will rotace chrough 3-4 different acttivities
10:40 - 11:15 Large motor and outdoor play time. Each day children will be given time use and develop their large musicles
PM Preschool
10:45Am Kindergarten Pickup
11:00Am Kindergarten arrival at the learning center
11:15-11:45 Lunch
11:45-12:00pm Rest transition and PM preschool arrival
12:00-1:00 Rest time
12:00-1:00pm Outside Play
12:00-1:15am Language arts
1:15-2:00pm Activity time
2:00-2:15pm Snack
2:15-2:30pm Free choice
2:30-2:45pm Story time and music
8:15-9:00: Free Play in Big Room
9:00-9:30: Transition to Toddler Room (Music, Stories, etc.)
9:30-9:45: Diaper Changing and Hand Washing
9:45-10:00: Snack Time
10:00-10:15: Art and Daily Project
10:15-11:00: Outside Play
11:00-11:20: Reading and Quiet Play
11:20-11:35: Diapers and Hand Washing
11:45-12:10: Lunch
12:20-2:00: Nap Time
2:00-2:30 Diapers
2:30-3:00 Free Play
3:00-3:30 Snack Time
3:30-3:45: Project
3:45-5:00: Free Play"
Excerpted from the preschool's website