The preschool is a public preschool operated under the auspices of the Worcester Public Schools, as a satellite site of Belmont Community School. The Early Childhood department consists of a department head, three certified teachers and preschool instructional assistant. There are three teachers in the program who work in and out of the preschool classroom, each teacher has a specific role. Ms. Madeleine Gentile is the assigned preschool teacher who works directly with the children on a daily basis. Ms. Marge Mann is responsible for overseeing the sophomore students on a daily basis both in the preschool and in their curriculum development class (The curriculum development class involves the planning and preparation that occurs prior to working with he children in the classroom). Ms. Mann will be working with her students daily in the morning preschool session. Ms. Sally Smith is responsible for overseeing the freshman students both in our exploratory program in the fall, and in our Freshman Early Childhood Education in December. You will find her, and her students, working in the afternoon preschool session. Ms. Mary Rose is the Early Childhood Education Department head. Ms. Paula Derosier-Mariano is the instructional assistant.
An advisory board selected from various Early Education and Care Agencies and organizations in the community also meets bi-annually (or as needed), to discuss current trends and research in the field of Early Education and Care, for implementation in our program.