Peer Model Spots Open

Gloucester Preschool has a number of spots open for peer models in its integrated program.

Currently, Gloucester Preschool has a dozen spaces for peer models available during its 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. classroom window and nine spaces available for its noon to 2:30 p.m. session.

Gloucester Preschool provides developmentally appropriate early childhood education services and support for 3 and 4-year-old children and their families.

At Gloucester Preschool, typically developing peers (also known as peer models) from the community are educated alongside students with disabilities in an integrated inclusion model.

The program follows a typical preschool curriculum and makes adaptations for the individual needs of all the children. Children are able to learn and grow together.

If you are interested in a peer model spot for your student, please contact Gloucester Preschool Director Andrea Perella at 978-281-9816. For more information about Gloucester Preschool, visit

Learn More About the Program Curriculum

  • The daily schedule includes: circle time, snack time, free play, outside play, story time and music time.

  • Preschool classrooms provide a rich, language-based curriculum with a multi-sensory, developmental approach to teaching. The curriculum is structured to ensure that children develop their cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, social, emotional and language skills. These skills are the foundation for academic learning. Skills to develop self-respect, positive peer relationships, self-control and friendships based on mutual respect are all integrated into the preschool curriculum.

  • Each child’s unique learning style is respected and nourished. The preschool teachers provide a structured approach to teaching and offer lessons and activities that align with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks.