Goshen Area Parent Nursery School

Our Philosophy

GAPNS is a magnificent preschool with an over 40 year history of success in the Village of Goshen. We are a modified cooperative preschool whose administration, budgeting and operations are run by the parents through an elected Executive Board. Our learning model is based on "learning through play" with an emphasis on literacy, socialization, role-play and academics.

What To Expect

Small Class Size

Low child-to-teacher ratios allows for attentive care.

Teacher Assistants

Each class has at least one or more teacher assistants.


Each child is allowed to work and learn at their own pace.

Open Door Policy

We welcome the participation of parents in the classroom.


Participate in classroom or committee work.


Parental involvement provides enriched programs.


Budgeting and operations are elected and run by parents.


Teachers tailor daily activities to the needs of your child.

Our Programs

Ages 24 - 36 Months

Toddlers are at a critical stage of development so we tailor the curriculum to their individual unqiue needs.

Ages 3+

Three-year-olds are at an age where they are developing social skills and learning how to interact with their peers.

Ages 4+

Pre-K can provide four-year-olds with a strong foundation for academic and personal success.

STEAM Program

An exciting enrichment opportunity at GAPNS. Themed sessions are broken down into 6-week segments for both enrolled students and preschool-aged children outside of GAPNS. Past themes included "Fall in Love with Fall", "Kinder Kitchen", and "Once Upon a Time."

Summer Camp

Summer Camp at GAPNS is strictly fun! Each week is a different theme. Campers will have a blast with craft projects, singing and dancing, and outdoor water play. Camp weeks will be announced at the Spring Membership Meeting.