Founded in 1972, Williamstown Community Preschool serves the needs of toddler, preschool, and school-age children and their families. From age 15 months to 12 years, children find a safe, caring environment at WCP where they can grow, learn, and thrive. The Williamstown Community Preschool is a private, non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors.
We believe in offering a rich, developmentally appropriate learning environment that focuses on child-centered, child-directed activities. The WCP staff seeks to create opportunities for children to experience, explore, and gain an understanding of the world and the people around them. We encourage children to develop cooperative social skills by setting appropriate limits, by offering positive choices, and by helping children develop problem-solving skills. We promote a sense of self-worth in children by providing an atmosphere of trust and respect with regard to the children’s feelings, skills, choices, similarities, and differences. We are dedicated to working closely with families to meet the needs of their children.
Williamstown Community Preschool uses Fundations® Pre-K Literacy Program. This program supports our children's emerging understanding of the alphabetic principles of letter-sound associations and alphabetical order, and the written language skill of manuscript letter formation.
We are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). All of our staff are certified in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as a requirement of EEC.
"The primary gauge of quality has been accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children… whose seal of approval is regarded as the gold standard by parents, educators and facilities."
- The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2006