Local Preschool Relocates and Rebrands to Accommodate Greater Enrollment and Reflect Its Commitment to Cape Ann
Gloucester, Mass. – May 9th, 2016 – Cape Ann Preschool, the most personal and positive first school experience for children of Cape Ann, has relocated in order to accommodate greater enrollment and has rebranded to reflect its commitment to families in Gloucester, Manchester, Essex, and Rockport.
“Location is an important consideration for our families,” said Meghan MacLaughlin, Director of Cape Ann Preschool, formerly Lanesville Preschool Center. “From bigger classrooms to the wider outdoor play area, this new space resonates with a sense of openness similar to our active community of teachers and families. Education is a team effort; we look for opportunities like this to simplify logistics for parents and to expand what we can do for our students.”
Beginning September 2016, Cape Ann Preschool will be conveniently located right off Route 128 via exit 14 at the West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church (488 Essex Avenue). Lanesville Preschool opened in 1980 and then moved to its current location downtown on Gloucester Avenue in 2006. Ten years later, this newest expansion serves to extend the school’s rich history and unique focus on school readiness to all of Cape Ann.
Cape Ann Preschool is now open for fall enrollment with spaces in the Green Room (ages 2.9-4 years) and in the Blue Room (ages 4-6 / pre-kindergarten). The 2016-2017 academic year will be its 35th consecutive enrollment season with hundreds of former students and families comprising its current community network. For more information, visit capeannpreschool.com or call 978-270-1896 to schedule an in-person school tour.
Meghan Wall MacLaughlin, M.Ed., Director, Teacher has a B.A. from the University of Richmond and a Master’s degree in Education from Lesley College, and is licensed as an Early Childhood Director. She has more than two decades of experience in education having taught preschool in California for 2 years, and having worked as a teacher, coach, advisor, and admissions counselor with middle and high school students and their parents.
Shelley Halligan, Lead Teacher, is licensed as an Early Childhood Lead Teacher, and holds a degree in Early Child Education from Lasell Junior College. Upon graduation, Shelley began her career teaching preschool in Hopkinton, MA before bringing her talents to Cape Ann Preschool in 1990. Throughout the years, Shelley’s passion for teaching has been evident to the hundreds of students who have passed through her classrooms, and is now focused on incoming students ages 3-4 years in the Green Room.
Mara Destino, Lead Teacher, holds a degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood (with a concentration in Special Needs) from Wheelock College, making her uniquely qualified to usher Cape Ann Preschool’s pre-K students into their first year of kindergarten. Beginning her working at the school as a substitute in 2000, and as a teacher in 2012, Mara has taught preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for over 25 years.
About Cape Ann Preschool
Providing the most personal and positive first school experience for children of Cape Ann, Cape Ann Preschool fosters curiosity and creativity in a supportive environment that engages young minds through play, group experiences, and individual accomplishment. The dedicated educators at Cape Ann Preschool integrate academic school readiness, social skills, and developmentally appropriate learning for children ages 2.9 through 6. For more information, visit capeannpreschool.com or for the Cape Ann Preschool Community, go to: Facebook, Pinterest, and Flickr.