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Lanesville Preschool is Moving (and Shaking)!

Organized by: Meghan MacLaughlin

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Lanesville Preschool has a wonderful announcement: after ten years on Gloucester Avenue, we'll be opening our doors on September 6th, 2016 in a new location at The West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church at 488 Essex Avenue in Gloucester.  We're also excited to announce our new name, Cape Ann Preschool!

Opened in 1980, and located in downtown Gloucester since 2006, it was time to expand our umbrella, our reach, and our name.  As Cape Ann Preschool, we are excited to welcome students from Gloucester, Manchester, Essex, and Rockport. 

With our skilled staff and small classroom size, enrollment is a critical factor in our budget year to year, especially with the ups-and-downs of our economy.  Our new location, along with the exceptional efforts of our staff and some dedicated parents, have laid the groundwork for a stable future of classrooms full of learning and playing. 

However, we need your help to make sure that vision is realized, and you can help ensure that we lay a strong, and long-lasting foundation for that future:

-This fall, our new woodsy outdoor play area needs a fence, and some outdoor play equipment. We play outside almost every day that we open our doors, and use that space as an educational outdoor classroom.  We want it to be a safe, engaging, and fun space.  You can help!

-Over the years, the preschool has been fortunate to be able to offer financial aid to families who value what we offer, know that our school is the right place for their child, but might be unable to attend.  You already know what the opportunity to play and learn can do for a preschooler, and you can help ensure that we assist families who need help affording that opportunity.

-In the years to come, we will be laying the groundwork for your children, their siblings, and even our alumni's children!  For our long-term horizon to remain stable, we need your help to 'feather our nest' so we can weather the ups-and-downs we know will come.  

Though things change - enrollment, the economy, our address, and even our name - Cape Ann Preschool has been a reliable place of learning, laughter and love for the children in your life.  The Cape Ann Preschool community is *our* reliable place to turn to for support and encouragement going forward into our 36th year.

Thank you for support!

Meghan MacLaughlin, M.Ed

P.S. If you know parents of preschool children, make sure they visit our new website (and blog!) at  We currently have openings in the Green Room (2.9 – 4 years) and in the Blue Room (4-6 / Pre-K). Please spread the word that our same awesome educators will be offering the same play-based curriculum, but in a new location with a new name!  Looking forward to seeing you at Cape Ann Preschool!


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Meghan MacLaughlin

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