2014-2015 School Year Upcoming Events

Orientation
 M-W-F
Preschool Session

Wednesday, Sep 3rd
9:30 - 10:30

 
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Orientation
 T-TH Preschool, Extended Day and  5 Day Session
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Thursday, September 4th
9:30 - 10:30

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First Day of School

 M-W-F, Extended Day and 5 Day Session

Friday, Sept 5th
8:45 AM

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First Day of School

T-Th Session

Tuesday, Sept 9th
8:45 AM




If you want to reserve a spot for your child in the 2015-2016 school year, be sure to call in September!  
Joining our waiting list early (before Nov/Dec) is the best way to ensure an opening.
Click on the Enrollment page for more information or call Meg at 617-774-0272.
Welcome to Cornerstone Campus!
At Cornerstone Campus, learning is a hands-on and creative process that engages children in direct experiences, appropriate for their stage of development. It is our goal to create a stimulating, emotionally supportive environment in which each child can grow and thrive. We encourage children to become independent learners who are confident in their abilities and capable of managing themselves.

Cornerstone Campus Preschool offers half-day programs for children ages 2.9 – 5 years old and an extended day PreK class for children 4.6 years and older. Cornerstone Campus is a school year program, which follows the calendar of the Quincy Public Schools. Our curriculum is based on the "Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences" developed by the Massachusetts' Dept. of Early Education and Care (EEC) http://www.eec.state.ma.us/docs/TAGuidelinesForPreschoolLearningExperiences.pdf

  Program highlights:
  • Small class sizes with 1:5-7 teacher/child ratio
  • Indoor gymnasium, music room and enclosed outdoor play area
  • Nutritional snack provided by the school
  • Music instruction provided by music specialist
  • “Lunch Bunch" hour offered daily from 11:45-12:45  
Founded in 1994, we are a non-profit preschool owned by First Baptist Church of Wollaston in Quincy and governed by the Church’s Preschool Committee. We do not provide religious instruction and we welcome families of all faiths and backgrounds. 
            

Meet Our Staff
Meg Potter, Director:  Mrs. Potter began her career at Cornerstone as a 3-year old and 4-year old class teacher and later founded the Ext Day PreK program.  She has over 15 years of experience in the profession and holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in the same field. She and her husband David are the proud parents of three children, ages 22-29.

Jenn Dignan, Lead Teacher, Ext. Day class:  Mrs. Dignan joined the Cornerstone Campus staff in 2012 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology with a minor in English. Mrs. Dignan has over 14 years teaching experience working at both the Pre-school and Kindergarten levels. She brings a wealth of creative teaching methods in the areas of science, math, writing and reading which she incorporates into her curriculum to prepare her students for success in Kindergarten. Mrs. Dignan is the proud mother of two boys.

Tara Golden, Lead Teacher, Ext. Day class:  Mrs. Golden is joining the Cornerstone Campus staff this year. Mrs Golden holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Education. Shea has previously worked as Kindergarten Coordinator and Lead Teacher in Wellesley and is the proud parent of three children attending elementary school.

Angela Corley, Lead Teacher, 4-year old class: Mrs. Corley is joining the Cornerstone Campus staff for the 2013-2014 school year. Mrs. Corley holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and has teaching experience in the field of special education. Mrs. Corley is the proud parent of 3 children (two of whom are Cornerstone alumni and her third child is currently enrolled in our PreK Class).

Kendra Jackson, Lead Teacher, 4-year old class:  Mrs. Jackson joined the Cornerstone Campus staff in 2004 and has worked with every age group in the school. Prior to joining us, she worked at the Dorchester House after-school program for several years. She and her husband Peter are the proud parents of three children, ages 23, 20 and 13.  

Debbie Roche, Lead Teacher, 3-year old class.: This is Mrs. Roche’s seventh year at Cornerstone and her third as Lead Teacher since becoming certified at Quincy College. Prior to joining our staff, she worked as an in-home childcare provider and an activity leader at the South Shore YMCA. Working with 3-year olds is a perfect match for her boundless energy and enthusiasm. Mrs. Roche is the proud parent of two children, ages 19 and 12.

Stacy Dooley, Lead Teacher, 3-year old class:  Mrs. Dooley began her career in early childhood at Cornerstone shortly after the school's founding. She worked for several years and then took a leave to start her own family. She returned in 2011 as Co-Lead in the 3-year old classroom. Mrs. Dooley has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. With her husband Pat, she is the proud mother of 6-year old twin girls.  

Kathy O’Leary, Lead Teacher, 4-year old class:  Mrs. O’Leary joined Cornerstone Campus in 2005 when we expanded our 4-year old program. She received her Bachelor Degree in Education from Salem State College and has several years' experience as a preschool Lead Teacher. Mrs. O'Leary and her husband Jim are the proud parents of four children (three of whom are Cornerstone alumni) ranging in ages from 12-19.

Caylie Gibson, Teacher's Aid, 4-year old class: Ms. Gibson is joining the Cornerstone Campus this year assisting Mrs. O'Leary. This semester she will recieve her Associate's Degree with a concentration in psychology.

Conor Smith, Music Teacher:  Mr. Smith has a music degree and is a professional musician with the bluegrass group Three Tall Pines. He plays various instruments and has been teaching children for several years. He joined Cornerstone in 2010.  With his wife Amy, he is the proud father of two children, ages 7 and 9.

Ana Rivas, Spanish Teacher for the Ext. Day Class: Mrs.Rivas comes to us this year with many years of experience working as a Student Activities Coordinator and Teacher in Venezuela. Mrs. Rivas brings a great enthusiasm for sharing her culture and language with our Extended Day Class.

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