This picture illustrates a typical day in our Toddler classroom. Blocks provide a multitude of opportunities to learn. Here, we see two of our friends working together collaboratively negotiating turn taking and who’s ideas to implement. There is a great deal of social and emotional development that takes place when two children work together on a project such as this. Other early skills being learned in this situation are problem solving, cause and effect, creativity and of course having fun in the process makes all of that learning happen without even realizing it.
“Play is the work of children” is a phrase that we live by here at Peopleplace. It means that through play, children can learn early literacy, science, math and the social/emotional skills to prepare them for kindergarten. We believe that children will learn what they are interested in and retain that knowledge and information that can be applied later to more complex concepts. These are the stepping stones to successful learning and building a community of friends.
December 20, 2013
Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool is once again offering a summer camp experience for young campers ages 18 months through six years of age. Summer @ Peopleplace is an 8 week program that provides an engaging selection of weekly themes specifically for young children. Group sizes are small – just 8 children with 2 teachers in the toddler room, and 18 children with 3 teachers in our older age group. Enrollment is available by the week with options for 2 or 4 days until noon or 3:30pm. Our facility includes a large playground with plenty of shade, a grassy area for group games, a vegetable garden and greenhouse, and attractive, well equipped, classroom spaces -all perfect for summer play. Summer @ Peopleplace is staffed with experienced teachers, most of whom will be familiar to our school year friends.
Summer will be here before you know it and our camp fills up fast. Find out more about Summer @ Peopleplace under the “programs” tab, or call the Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool office – 207- 236-4225 for more information.
April 9, 2013
This is the time of year we ask for financial support in the way of direct giving to our Annual Fund. This year we are celebrating our 30th year of being a preschool. Our goal this year, therefore, is to raise $30,000. Money raised is primarily for scholarships, as well as funding professional development for teachers and special programming for children and their families. Our building is in need of a new paint job, so the annual appeal will also make sure we have the funding to make that happen. Read more about this year’s appeal on the Support page.
December 3, 2012
Interested in what a day at Peopleplace is like? We welcome prospective families to schedule a visit to the classrooms. Call the office to set up an appointment. 236-4225
September 26, 2012
We are now set up to accept tuition payments or donations through PayPal. You can use a credit card or, if you’re a PayPal member, too, transfer funds electronically from your bank account. How simple is that? To make a donation, please visit our Support page.
To make a tuition payment, please click the button below.
March 24, 2010