Campus learning is a hands-on and creative process
that engages the children in direct experiences, appropriate for their
development. It is our goal to create a stimulating, emotionally
in which each child can grow and thrive. We encourage children to
learners who are confident in their abilities and capable of
offers half-day programs for
children ages 2.9 – 5 years old and an extended day PreK class
children 4.6 years
and older. Cornerstone Campus is a school year program, which follows
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)
- Small class sizes
with 1:5-7 teacher/child
- 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
- On-site after-school
Founded in 1994, we
are a non-profit preschool owned by The First
Baptist Church of Wollaston in Quincy
and governed by
the Church’s Preschool Committee. We do not provide religious
we welcome families of all faiths and backgrounds.
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' experience in the profession and holds an Associates Degree in
Early Childhood. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in the
She and her
husband David are the proud parents of three children, ages 21-28.
Jackson, Lead Teacher, Ext. Day class:
Mrs. Jackson joined the Cornerstone
Campus staff in 2004 and has worked with every age group in the school.
to joining us, she worked at the Dorchester House after-school program
several years. She and her husband Peter are the proud parents of three
children, ages 22, 19 and 12. Mrs. Jackson is also a Blue Star Mother
oldest son, Danny, is currently serving in the US Marines.
Teacher, 4-year old class:
Mrs. Andrews joined Cornerstone
in 2007 as Co-Lead Teacher
4-year old class. Mrs. Andrews has an undergraduate degree in
& English Literature, and a Master of Science Education, Integrated
licensed to teach K-6. Her professional experience includes teaching
elementary school and serving as a librarian for Quincy Public Schools.
Mrs. Andrews has two beautiful children - Colleen, age 16, who is
attending Quincy High School, and Stephen, age 12, who is at Broad
Debbie Skinner, Asst. Teacher/ LTT (Lead Teacher in Training), 4-year old class: Ms. Skinner
joined Cornerstone as an assistant in 2012 in the PreK classroom. This
year she will be assisting Mrs. Andrews in the 4-year old
classroom and will train to be a lead teacher through coursework and
mentoring by Mrs. Andrews and the Director. Ms. Skinner is the proud parent of two boys, ages 8 and 11.
Teacher, 3-year old class.: This
is Mrs. Roche’s sixth year at Cornerstone and her second as Lead
becoming certified at Quincy College. Prior to joining our staff, she
an in-home childcare provider and an activity leader at the South Shore
Working with 3-year olds is a perfect match for her boundless energy
enthusiasm. Mrs. Roche is the proud parent of
children, ages 18 and 11.
Stacy Dooley, Lead Teacher, 3-year old class:
Mrs. Dooley began her career in early childhood at Cornerstone
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
early childhood and a Bacehlor Degree in psychology. With her husband
Pat, she is the proud mother of 5-year old twin girls who will be
starting Kindergarten this year.
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
Cornerstone alumni) ranging in ages from 11-18.
Summering, Lead Teacher, 4-year old class: Mrs.
Summering joined Cornerstone in 2006 and has worked in both 4-year old
She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and numerous
professional experiences working with young children. She and her
Brian, a Boston Fire Fighter, are the proud parents of two children,
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 6 and 8.