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Cheshire Career Center Preschool

How To Reach Us

Cheshire Center Preschool, 43 Arch Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-0640, ext. 3412 (direct line) or ext. 7412 (voice mail)
E-Mail Jennifer Antosiewicz
Stop by for a visit – no need to schedule an appointment. Our doors are always open. Please stop by the Main Office of Keene High School to sign in as a visitor in our building.

Hours of Operation

Preschool runs Tuesday through Friday from 8:45 am – 11:30 am. Our school year runs mid-September through Memorial Day. If the Keene School District (SAU 29) cancels school due to snow, ice or any other reason, our school is canceled as well. Please listen to local radio stations for announcements. If there is a 1- or 2-hour high school delay, preschool will be canceled. If there is a remote day, there will be no preschool.


Tuition is $975 for the year. Tuition is not reimbursed for sick days or selected time off.
If paid in full you will receive a 10% discount. (Tuition cost = $877.50)
Tuition may also be paid in quarterly installments. Each quarterly payment will be $235.
In addition to the cost of tuition, there is a $75 nonrefundable supply fee, paid in cash, or a check made out to Cheshire Center Preschool. This fee is due the first day of school.

Program Philosophy & Goals

Everybody is a learner. This is one of the most important phrases you’ll hear in our preschool. Learning never stops. Preschool children are busy learning through play. High school students are busy learning about possible career options. And I am busy learning how to meet the needs of all of my students, both young and old. We are very fortunate to have so many hands in our preschool. As you are aware it is a laboratory preschool. This means that high school students are beginning to learn the role of a teacher. What does this mean to you? Your children get a wonderful early childhood education. There is an abundance of nurturing and caregiving that occurs when the student to staff ratio is as wonderful as ours.
The curriculum is overseen by the preschool teacher. Many activities are implemented by our high school students. Planning, preparing, and implementing lessons are a large part of the high school students’ program. Additional enrichment lessons will be taught by the preschool teacher.
We believe in:
  • Providing a comforting place for children to grow.
  • Focusing on social growth and development.
  • Providing pre-academic activities to help children develop skills needed upon entering kindergarten.
  • Encouraging exploration through play.
  • Fostering an environment that is stimulating for all children.
  • Utilizing positive guidance techniques when guiding children.
  • Supporting the growth of self-esteem through self-help activities and a wide variety of learning experiences.
Program Goals:
  • To maintain a safe and caring environment.
  • To offer developmentally appropriate activities that encourages independence while developing individual interests and abilities.
  • To establish positive family communications and recognize each family's uniqueness.
  • To model best practices in Early Childhood Education.

We are a Lab School

The Cheshire Center Preschool is a lab school program staffed with high school students enrolled in the Careers in Education program. Preschoolers get an abundance of one-on-one interaction with adults and are provided with numerous developmentally appropriate lessons daily; sometimes up to 12! Please keep in mind that the students enrolled in Careers in Education are just beginning their experiences as educators and their abilities vary. By no means are they seasoned teachers and we ask for your patience as they fine-tune their skills.