Saturday, March 04, 2006

Williamstown's "Little Red" preschool open house March 13

Angela Cardinali ( ) forwarded the following
news release as volunteer publicity chair for Williamstown's Little
Red School House nursery school.


The Williamstown Cooperative Nursery School at the Little Red Schoolhouse will host a SPRING OPEN HOUSE for the community on Monday, March 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Students ranging in age from two years nine months through four years will be accepted for fall enrollment beginning April 1. The annual open house is an opportunity to meet parents and teachers, learn about programs at the school and take a tour of the building and its facilities. Children are welcome and refreshments will be served.

A bright, spacious facility in a rural setting, the nursery school encompasses an acre of grassy field surrounding the historic building. It features two separate classrooms for younger and older children with preparation for kindergarten readiness in the older children's room. A large outdoor play area includes a newly constructed playground, climbing structures and a children's garden. Seasonal field trips provide enhancements to the classroom experience throughout the year. There are several enrollment options available including five days, Tuesday-Thursday or Monday-Wednesday-Friday. School hours are 9 am until noon with an option for Lunch Bunch ending at 1 p.m. or Extended Day until 3 p.m.

Williamstown Cooperative Nursery School operates on a traditional academic calendar and enrollment is continuous. Teachers are state certified and the school is accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The school accepts vouchers and subsidies and tuition assistance is available for qualified families. Offering a child-centered approach to learning, Williamstown Cooperative Nursery School at the Little Red Schoolhouse is the only parent-cooperative preschool in Northern Berkshire County. Parent members are encouraged to get involved with the school, however participation is not required. The schoolhouse is located at 32 New Ashford Road (Route 7) in Williamstown just south of the intersection of Routes 7 and 43. For more information, contact Sharon Manning at 413-458-8668 or Jessica Storey at 413-458-2107


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