Located in Peterborough,
we offer play-based and
nature-based learning

Preschool Education


Happy Valley School has relocated to the lovely community of West Peterborough. The school building is bright and airy, and has an open floor plan, allowing for large group projects and learning. There are also cozy areas allowing for reading, quiet play and small group learning. The fenced-in outside space encourages free play, creativity and exploration. Happy Valley has easy access to a public park across the street, as well as MacDowell Lake and other nature trails within easy reach.

Meet our exceptional qualified staff

We provide a safe, structured environment for children to learn by exploring. We have a fun and delightful time, but this is not a daycare, as our staff are trained in early childhood education, providing a rich and meaningful experience. Our student-to-teach ratio assures flexibility for our students individual learning styles.

Kim Proctor

Kim has been working with children for over 30 years, the last 22 have been with Happy Valley, 19 which have been as Executive Director as well as a lead teacher.

She has her associates degree in Early Childhood Education with a certificate in Infant and Toddler from Becker College. Kim has also been trained in HighScope music and movement with an overview of the HighScope Curriculum from the institution in Ypsilanti MI.


All teachers at Happy Valley are first aid and CPR certified.


Happy Valley is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit run by a Board of Trustees made up of student parents and community members.

Would you like to join our Board of Trustees?

We are looking for members to join the Happy Valley School Board of Trustees!
If you are interested in making a difference at this small non-profit school, please reach out to the Board at hvsboard@gmail.com.