The Nursery Class is made up of 16 children, two Teachers and a Parent Helper. Class is held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Students must be 3 by October 1st in order to be eligible for this program.

In the Nursery class there is an emphasis on becoming acclimated to the school setting and the school schedule including socialization and communicating with peers and adults. This is accomplished through periods of free play, large group meeting time, small group activity time, and outdoor play.  Skills are introduced through both self directed and teacher led activities


The Pre-K class is made up of 19 children, two Teachers and a Parent Helper.  Class is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Children must be 4 by October 1st in order to be eligible for this program. 


In the Pre-K class we continue to emphasize the importance of caring for and respecting each other as individuals while working together as a “team”.  Skills are introduced and reinforced at circle time, and during small group activity time.  There are periods of free play time and outdoor time during which children continue to develop socialization and communication skills.  We do our best to provide the Pre-k students with experiences that will help them succeed in Kindergarten.

Meet our Teachers

Karyn Pollock

Lead and Assistant Teacher at Merri Loo.

Hello, I'm excited to start the new school year with my new friends.  I live in Manchester with my husband, Joe, my two sons, Colby who will be going into the fourth grade and Nolan who will be going into Kindergarten and our dog, Brooks.  I enjoy spending time with my family.  In the summer, you will usually find us a the lake and in the winter, you will find us at the hockey rink.  This will be my first year teaching at Merri Loo, however, I taught for 11 years in an Early Child Care setting.

I have an Associates Degree in Early Education and a Lead Teacher Certification.  

Heidi Bourque

Director and Lead & Assistant Teacher at Merri-Loo. 

The students at Merri Loo call me Ms. Heidi.  I moved to Goffstown 14 years ago, where my family and I built our wonderful home. My husband Mike, son Cameron and daughter Aimee share a home with our dogs, Rusty and Patch, our cats, Thomas and Sabrina and our bearded dragon,Yo-Yo.

I attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education in addition to a minor in Psychology.  I was also a member of the Girls Track team.  Years later, I decided to go back to graduate school.  I then, received my dual Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and General Special Ed for grades K-8.

This will be my 11th year working at Merri Loo.  Prior to that, I was a Health Educator in M.A., working with Tobacco & Protect Teen Health Peer Leaders and educating youth on Alcohol and other Drugs.  I’ve always loved working with children and teens of all ages.  My hobbies include, watching movies, spending time with my now teenagers and working out at Orange Theory Fitness, OTF.  I've had the opportunity to Coach for the Goffstown Rec. Soccer & Girls Lacrosse, Goffstown Screamin’ Eagles Cheer and MVMS Track and Field teams.  In addition to coaching, I served on the GSE Board as the Concessions and Co-Fundraising Coordinator and Cheer Director for my final year.


Call us, we have openings!

(603) 497-3350

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