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About Us

"Nurturing Hearts & Minds" Video

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The Renaissance Preschool is the perfect place to begin your child's first school experience! It's a warm and caring place that welcomes families, and provides just the right amount of structure to help children develop a sense of wonder and a love of learning.

We're located on the northern edge of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus, in the lower level of  Immanuel Lutheran Church. Our preschool is on the PVTA bus line and is within walking distance of the UMASS campus. This convenient location enables the staff to take advantage of all the University and surrounding Amherst community have to offer.


Whether it's taking a field trip to a campus science lab or inviting a special guest to visit our classroom, the University provides numerous  opportunities and resources to enrich our curriculum.  Our preschool has attended children's performances at the Fine Arts Center, visited the Du Bois Library, the campus Recycling Facility, Entomology Lab, and Durfee Conservatory. We have also enjoyed field trips to the Amherst Fire Department and Amherst Veterinary Clinic, and have visited the Planetarium and Museum of Natural History on the campus of Amherst College.

Our preschool is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

                                     Preschool Hours of Operation: 

                                  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

                                                 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

                                                  September - May 


Children attend preschool three or four mornings a week, and may begin as soon as they become 2.9 years old, anytime throughout the academic year.

                    Please click on the video above to learn more  About Us!

   Toddler Time!     
It's a fun "pre" preschool experience for your almost preschooler! 

Three week sessions are offered each fall and spring for older toddlers, aged 26-33 months, and a parent. Young preschoolers are also welcome to attend.

Each session provides children and parents an opportunity to meet and play together in a slightly structured setting. It's nice way to introduce your "almost" preschooler to life at preschool. 

Parents are welcome to observe our preschool classroom, meet the staff, and learn more about us when they attend Toddler Time.  

The cost is $25.00 for the session      (includes all three classes)

     Call (413) 548-9696 or Email    

       to find out session dates

         and register your child

You may also attend one or two classes, if you're unable to sign up for a full session. The fee for individual classes is $10.00 


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