Preschool is closed through 2020-2021 school year

*We are unable to respond to preschool inquiries at this time.  We thank you for your patience during our museum closure.

The Museum as a Classroom
Welcome to a place rich with child-centered activities, where teachers nurture curiosity and the desire to learn. Designed for ages 3-5,  our preschool is housed within Salem’s renowned children’s museum.  We enjoy making new discoveries together as we learn about animals, space, transportation, plants, the human body, etc.

The Benefits of Preschool
Early childhood education is increasingly identified as a fundamental necessity to giving young children a good start in education. All classes are led by a certified instructor.

Visit our Preschool
To meet the preschool staff and learn more about our program, please submit a preschool inquiry below.

Tuition & Registration Fees
Non-refundable registration fee (subject to change) – Required at time of registration
First Year Students:  $125 per child – non-refundable.
Returning Students:  $100 per child to hold placement (applied to first month’s tuition)

Tuition installments are due the 1st of each month from September-May. To qualify for the annual payment discount, payment must be received by September 10th. Tuition is subject to change.

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Daily Preschool Schedule

3-hour sessions
A maximum of 12 students in either  T/TH, M/W/F or M-F sessions

Typical Day (9 a.m. – Noon)
Independent and outdoor exploration time
Museum exhibit exploration
Large group circle time instruction
Snack time
Themed science lesson/craft
Music and movement time

Preschool Inquiry

Interested in enrolling in Gilbert House's preschool program, or learning more about what we have to offer? Submit a Preschool Inquiry for more information, and take the next steps for application.

Preschool Teacher:
Hannah Fisher has a B.A. in early childhood education, along with two years of preschool instruction experience at Gilbert House Children’s Museum.  Hannah also serves as our Summer Camp Preschool Educator.

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