A Legacy of Innovative Learning Experiences

Gingerbread School's story is a testament to the power of determination and vision. Lorraine Pelosi, a single mother in the late 60s, faced adversity head-on after her husband's passing. She completed her education while juggling childcare needs to secure a future for her family. This experience led her to recognize the importance of early childhood development, sparking a dream to create a preschool rooted in innovative educational principles.

In 1974, with unwavering support from her husband Andrew, Lorraine's dream became reality as she opened the doors to her first preschool in Florida. Driven by a passion for education and a commitment to children's growth, the school flourished, setting itself apart from conventional childcare centers.

Over nearly five decades, Gingerbread School has remained dedicated to providing progressive educational experiences. Guided by the principles of renowned theorists like Maria Montessori and Jean Piaget, the school has evolved alongside advancements in child development research.

As we mark our 50th year, the spirit of Lorraine Pelosi's vision lives on. While she may have retired, her legacy thrives through the dedicated staff and her daughters, Susan Baraybar and Gina White, who uphold the school's values and mission.

At Gingerbread School, we are steadfast in pursuing excellence and innovation. We invite you to join us on a journey where your child's potential is nurtured, their curiosity ignited, and their love for learning cultivated. Let's lay the groundwork for a lifetime of success and happiness together.