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By My Side

At Goshen Friends School we realize that the opportunity to safely bring families and children together has never been more important. In Fall of 2020, Goshen will offer its By My Side parent-and-child program with smaller class sizes and new guidelines to ensure safe distancing. We will be outdoors together on our beautiful historic campus as much as possible!


Our By My Side program provides a gentle introduction to preschool in a purposeful environment. Children learn to share, make friends and become more independent all with the comfort of a parent or caretaker close by. An experienced preschool teacher leads the program and encourages growth in motor skills, imagination and cooperative play. The children become comfortable with gathering in circle, cleaning up and following a routine. This year, we will focus on gathering together safely while still enjoying social activities like music, stories and playground play!

We will have two weekly sessions of By My Side beginning in early September, and parents can choose which class to attend. At Goshen Friends School, we are committed to creating a safe and peaceful environment that will offer parents a much-needed opportunity to meet other parents and connect with members of their own community.

Fill out the application below to join us!