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Conservatory Preschool
Arts Infused, Academically Inspired! 

In the Conservatory Preschool, every day is an academic and artistic journey.  Children discover the magical world of numbers, letters, books, and storytelling.  They conduct science experiments, tune in to the weather, and learn about animal habits. When they’re not digging into nature projects, students are uncovering all the mysteries of their neighborhood and the big world beyond. To enhance these learning experiences, we weave music, dance, and visual arts into the fabric of every day.  Children will learn about great artists and composers. They will sing, dance, play instruments, and create their own works of art.

Students in our M/W/F preschool classes receive Suzuki-inspired violin instruction as part of our core curriculum! Our program is modeled after the highly successful Talent Education Institute in Japan, founded by Shin'ichi Suzuki. The essence of this wonderful program is the belief that natural talent and ability can be fostered in any child through training and nurturing the natural growth process.

An arts-enriched environment fully engages children’s senses and intelligences, and opens a clear path for all types of learners. Through artistic activities, children learn to think objectively and creatively.  They learn to listen, observe and describe; they learn to analyze, interpret and act independently.  Physically, they develop gross and fine motor skills and increase their flexibility, strength, and balance. Socially, they learn to share, collaborate and express themselves with or without words.

Our highly skilled and experienced preschool teachers are nurturing, accessible, responsive and fun. After school, children can stay for one of our optional enrichment activities. Conservatory staff members will transition the students to a fun and educational mix of music, art, and dance/movement classes. These opportunities change periodically and are offered at an additional charge. 

Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Melby, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Kullas

2019/20 FACULTY:
Director of Early Childhood Education: Anne Kullas
Teachers: Alyson Anderson, Michelle Melby, Larry Smith

9am-1pm (Barnstable)
9am-12:45pm (Falmouth)
Extended day programs may be available with sufficient enrollment

STUDENTS ~ Ages 2.9 to 5:
Age 2.9 by September 1  |  2-Day (T/TH)
Age 4 by September 1  |  3-Day (M/W/F)

September 9, 2019 - June 12, 2020

T/TH: $2,127 + $50 materials; includes art supplies and teaching artist fees
M/W/F:  $2,859 + $200 materials; includes violin rental, music book, and art supplies
Flexible payment plans are available


We welcome you to schedule a visit with your child to learn about our arts-enriched preschool!
Meet the teachers and fellow students, see the classroom, and discover how a Conservatory preschool education will enrich your child.

Barnstable 508.362.2772; |  Falmouth 508-540-0611


Pair with Preschool:  After-School Enrichment Programs

Extend your child's day of learning and fun by adding one of our afternoon Arts programs.  If your child attends our preschool, we'll supervise his/her transition to the afternoon class for you. If your little one attends another preschool in the area, this is a great way to bring music, dance, and art into your child's world.Anne Kullas with students

Barnstable Enrichment Classes:
MondaysDrawing & Painting
TuesdaysCreative Movement
Thursdays: Art Club

Falmouth Enrichment Classes:
TuesdaysExploring Music
WednesdaysGet Ready for Piano
ThursdaysCreative Movement
FridayCreation Station


Mrs. Anderson with Student"Our daughter loves the Conservatory. From the extra music enrichment and creative movement programs to learning her numbers and letters, she always has a smile on her face at the end of the day!  Her experience this past year in the preschool class has been exceptional! She adored her teacher and we have watched her musical curiosity and creativity grow by leaps and bounds!  The new playground, tucked behind the building, is a great addition.  Charlotte is excited to have Mr. Larry teach her in Pre-K."  -Helen and Steve Malinowski 

"My youngest child is finishing up his very successful kindergarten year and I have to give much credit to the foundation that the Conservatory preschool helped my family build. We have also made many lasting friendships with the other families that we met over the years."  -Cathy Castano 

"We absolutely love the Cape Conservatory preschool program. It has been an extremely welcoming environment for both children and parents. The level and quality of communication is wonderful but the most impressive part is the sense of community... As our youngest child begins her last month at the Conservatory Preschool, I couldn't feel more pleased in knowing that she is completely ready for kindergarten from the wonderful teachers and their expertise. It is with 100% certainty that I would recommend this program to all families!" -Michelle Melby

"The Conservatory's Falmouth Preschool is exceptional with so much to offer, academically, artistically, musically and socially... (The teachers) are both nurturing, top-notch with a touch of class! I couldn't be more happy with the education and growth of my daughter... As a musician myself, I believe that music and the arts are an important part of learning and individual growth... I encourage everyone to look into all aspects of the conservatory, whether it be for private lessons, art instruction, or the beautiful preschool in Falmouth." -Susannah Corrigan



This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music (NPR)
Power of Art in Early Childhood Education (The Week/Pacific Standard)
10 Reasons Your Child Should Attend Preschool (Parenting)
The Suzuki Method (Suzuki Association)

Enjoy our Preschool Adventures video, filmed on location during the school year!