The mission of the Gilmore Memorial Preschool (GMPS) is to develop school readiness for all children and families to ensure that they have a high- quality, comprehensive culturally appropriate early childhood experience in a safe and loving environment.


It is our assignment to become one of the best preschool programs in educating Paterson’s Urban Preschoolers by igniting a passion for becoming lifelong learners.



Core Values:

    • Quality education in a safe and loving environment.


    • Base our work on knowledge of how children develop and learn.


    • Appreciate and support the bond between the child and family.


    • Recognize that children are best understood and supported in the contexts of family, culture, community and society.


    • Respect the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each (child, family member, and colleague).


    • Respect diversity in children, families and colleagues.