Williamstown Community Preschool

A Place to Grow

Who We Are

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.


WCP seeks an experienced early childhood educator to serve as its new Director and carry our mission and educational philosophy into all preschool programs and activities. See the full job posting here.

Our Philosophy

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.


Our Literacy Program

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.

  • Recognition of the alphabetical order of letters a-z Letter name, keyword, and sound for the 26 letters of the alphabet (letter-sound correspondence) 
  • Visual connection between the letter name, its sound, and its grapheme (or written representation) 
  • The program is interactive, incorporating multi sensory instruction and motor memory learning; and offers ample opportunities for practice and feedback.

Our Credentials






We are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (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




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