Londonderry Preschool Offers First Learning Experiences

Aug 12, 2013 No Comments by

Saint Mark’s Nursery School in Londonderry has been open and providing quality childcare to three and four year olds since 1988. The Catholic school provides preschool education through fun in a small environment and plenty of one-on-one interaction.

Beth Smarse, director of Saint Mark’s Nursery School, poses in front of the school’s bulletin board.

Saint Mark’s provides children with a great first experience in a school environment. The day is structured with activities like circle time, math, reading, music, and more. Unlike a day care facility, children arrive at the same time every morning. They also attend with others their own age to learn how to interact in a school setting.

Saint Mark’s follows the Londonderry School District calendar but typically starts a little later in September and ends in late May. They mirror the district’s school vacations and close during the district’s snow days.

Currently, the school has three teachers that are certified and have many years of experience. The staff continues to receive training and have participated in CPR training. They are also certified by the State of New Hampshire, however do not participate in the State’s day care scholarship program. They do, however, offer assistance to those in need.

Four year old children attend on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while three year old children attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is a half day program, which runs from 9 until 11:30 AM, and a full day program, which runs from 9 AM until 2 PM for four year olds, and from 9 AM until 1 PM for three year olds.

Saint Mark’s accepts all members of the community, not just parish members, as well as members of surrounding towns. To learn more or enroll a child, contact the school at 603-432-1506, or visit their website.

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Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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