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Welcome Families!

Welcome to the Gingerbread House Preschool! Whether you are new to the area or you are already a family member, you will soon realize that the Gingerbread House Preschool is special.

We are a small, State licensed, private school offering a variety of quality educational experiences to children ages 2-6 years, in a beautiful, safe, wholesome and nurturing environment. The Gingerbread House Preschool is located in an unsurpassed park like setting in one of south Redlands most prestigious areas, adjacent to Prospect Park. Some of our student’s parents attended school here when they were children.

Our school is the best because we have a truly superb staff, that harmoniously, lovingly, and most professionally guides your child through each phase of their development.

A Brief History

By Susan Rogers (former Teacher & former owner)

The Gingerbread House Preschool was built in 1948 for two women - Margaret Cross and Rose Schweikert, who lived on this property near Prospect Park, (in a tent or a trailer, it is not sure which) while they waited for the facility to be completed.

The school was first known as the Gateway Nursery and Kindergarten School. They hired Meg Farmer, who soon became the Director, a position she held when she hired me, Susan Rogers, as a teacher in 1983. When Meg retired in 1989, I became the Director.

A year later I considered purchasing the school, and I convinced Meg to come out of retirement while I accompanied my husband on a temporary, one-year job transfer to Michigan.

Meg made it possible for me to become the owner of the Gingerbread House Preschool. Then in 1991, my husband and I returned to Redlands where I reassumed the position of Director, teacher, and owner.

With the tenuous nature of my husband’s employment in an aerospace job always having the possibility of relocating at any time, we decided to sell the school.

In June of 1994, Vincent and Inuka Weerasinghe became the new owners of the Gingerbread House Preschool.

The Gingerbread House Preschool is located adjacent to historic Prospect Park, among the orange groves in South Redlands.

Travel south on Cajon street, to Prospect Park and take the “scenic route” to the school!

Gingerbread House Preschool
1361 Prospect Dr, Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: (909) 792-6617

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