Peopleplace is a cooperative preschool where parents are partners in the education of their child.
Our programs, inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, are guided by the following principles:
* Recognition that each child is inherently competent, capable, and curious - full of ideas, inventiveness, and interest in relationships.
* Understanding the tremendous impact environment has on childhood development and learning, and leveraging it to facilitiate education.
* Providing a vehicle for enhancing interactions among teachers, parents, and children by actively observing and documenting the experiences and learning of each child as they develop.
* Using the continually emerging and evolving interests of the children as the basis for guiding and shaping the curriculum.
The school is located in beautiful Camden, Maine and is licensed by the State of Maine as a “childcare facility.” It serves children from 14 neighboring towns and is accredited by the National Association of Early Childhood Programs. Peopleplace is active and current in its accreditation processes. Peopleplace is a United Mid-Coast Charities Agency.