Welcome to the Newmarket Preschool Program!

Student Handbook

About Newmarket Preschool Program...

Welcome to the Newmarket Preschool Program.  It is the goal of our program to have parents, teachers, and therapists (if involved with your child) work together in meeting the unique needs of each child.

As parents, you play a vital role in your child’s development.  Remember, YOU are your child’s first and most important teacher.  We invite you to work together with the program staff to become an active participant in our school.

Please note that we are not a universal public preschool program in that we have limited spots for peer model children in our program.  Spots fill up quickly, so if you are interested in putting your child on our waiting list, please complete a form (see link to Preschool Partners Application) and send it in as soon as possible!  Enrollments are completed in late April/early May for the following fall.  We accept children onto our waiting list for future years as well as the current year.  If you have questions, please call Anne or Julie at 292-7951.

 The primary goals of our program are to:

  • Develop each child’s potential and independence to the maximum
  • Enhance each child’s ability to participate in the most beneficial educational environment.
  • Provide parents with the opportunity to build skills and confidence in working with and for their children by promoting and sharing information and ideas

School Calendar:

The Newmarket Preschool Program follows the same school vacation calendar as the Newmarket Elementary School. We begin a week or so later and may end a week or so earlier in June.  We will notify you if there are any changes in the calendar.

School Day Routines

Table Task – The children participate in a teacher directed activity focusing on pre-literacy, math readiness, cooking, or social play skills

Circle Time – We sing a “Hello” song, talk about the weather, play a game, and practice counting skills

Teacher Choice – A few areas of the classroom are opened with activities.  The children choose where they will play

Teacher/Therapist Directed Activities – Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and teachers plan activities based on the needs of individual and groups of students

Snack Time – A time to socialize and practice turn taking and other social skills.  Parents send snack for their child each day.

Free Play – The children choose an area of the room in which to play.

Playground – We work on gross motor skills and give the children an opportunity to use some of their boundless energy!

Please contact Anne or Julie if you have any questions or want more information. Our preschool office phone number is 292-7951


Julie Cooper

Julie Cooper

Position - Preschool Special Education Teacher
I have been teacher in Newmarket since September 1995

  • Bachelor's Degree from Granite State College 
  • Master's Degree from Plymouth State University
NH State Certifications :
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Special Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education


Anne Cocci

Anne Cocci

Anne Cocci has been teaching preschool in the Newmarket School district since the fall of 2006.  She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education from Notre Dame College in 1998.    She began teaching in Head Start in Manchester, NH.   She then furthered her education by earning a Master's Degree in Special Education from Endicott College in 2005.  Prior to teaching in Newmarket, Anne taught in the Lowell and Lawrence Public Schools, the Lowell Community Charter School, and the Peabody Public Schools in various roles in Early Childhood and Special Education.  Anne currently holds NH certifications in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, and Special Education grades K-12.

Preschool Partners Application

If you are interested in putting your child on our waiting list to be a preschool partner, click on this link for the Preschool Partners Application.

Here is our procedure:

  1. Fill out the attached form.  After completing the attached form, send it in to Anne Cocci at the Newmarket Preschool.  You can expect to receive a phone call or email confirming that your child's application has been received.  If you do not hear from a staff member within a week or turning in your form, please call to confirm that it has been received.   The best number to reach the preschool staff is our direct line (603) 292-7951.
  2. Applications are accepted at any time, and enrollments for the following fall are completed in late April/early May each year.  There are limited spots, so getting your child on our waiting list early is always a good idea!  (Many parents will put their children on our list one to two years prior to their being eligible for enrollment and our list is often much longer than the spots we have available.)  
  3. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis.   You will receive a call in late April/early May to let you know, based on your child's position on the waiting list, if s/he is being offered a spot for that fall.
  4. If your child does not receive a spot for the fall when enrollment are first completed in April/May, you may choose to keep your child on the waiting list in case a spot opens up.  (Occasionally, a child will move away during the summer or a family will decide not to enroll after all.)  

If you have any questions, please call and speak with Kristina Cochran at (603) 292-7966.

The Newmarket School District holds an ongoing Preschool Child Find Screening Program for children through five years of age. The program is available to any Newmarket child, but is primarily meant to identify children who are exhibiting delays in development which may later interfere with school success.

Any parent with questions or concerns about their child's development is encouraged to take advantage of this free, 30-45 minute screening. Daycare providers, preschool teachers and pediatricians are also encouraged to refer parents to call for a preschool screening if they have concerns.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Julie Cooper or Anne Cocci at 292-7951