Merri-Loo is a non-profit, cooperative preschool program established in 1968 housed in the historic Grasmere Town Hall. It is a school community made up of Children, Teachers and Families working together to provide a nurturing, creative and joyful environment in which children can learn, grow, and express themselves.
We believe children learn best when they are comfortable, confident, and they feel respected and appreciated. We believe children develop in a predictable sequence, but on their own individual time line. It is our job to provide them with experiences that will help them to move forward in the developmental continuum. We believe the process of learning is more important than the product. Children are applauded for their uniqueness, and encouraged to express themselves through Art, Music and Story telling activities. Most of all, we believe that children’s lives are enriched and broadened when their families participate and contribute to their education and life experiences.
In the cooperative school setting, every family has a unique opportunity to contribute to their child’s school experience. As a part of the co-op, parents exchange volunteer time for a reduction in tuition costs. Volunteer jobs include classroom helpers and cleaners.
Preschool Classes for 3 and 4 year olds in the Historic
Grasmere Town Hall