Information for all Nursery School Classes:
Nursery School Programs
Nursery School provides children a wide variety of experiences, building skills in social relationships, language arts skills, creative art and music, number concepts, and motor development
AM Classes meet from 9:00am to 11:30am/PM classes meet from 12:20pm to 2:50pm
Classes are held from September through May
Music Enrichment teacher visits classrooms monthly
- Creativity centers with painting/seasonal projects/crafts compliment daily lessons
2-1/2 Year Old Program
14/15 class size with 3 teachers 2 days; T/TH or W/F; AM or PM
Child must be 2 by March 9th. Child does not need to be toilet trained.
…learning to respect others, to participate in circle time, play with others, paintings/coloring/projects and seasonal activities such as Pumpkin and Egg Hunts, and Mother's Day Celebrations.
3 Year Old Program
16/17 class size with 3 teachers 2 days; M/W, T/TH, or W/F; AM or PM
Child must be 3 by October 1st of the enrolled year. Discovery Days on M or F may add an additional class day.
…Socialization skills, learning and fun with colors, shapes, big/little, same/different, in/out, up/down, town walking trips to library, grocery store, fire station, etc. and a Thanksgiving Program presented to parents/grandparents.
4 Year Old Program
16/17 class size with 2 teachers 3 days; M/T/TH or M/W/F; AM or PM
Child must be 4 by October 1st of the enrolled year. Discovery Days on W may be added as a fourth day to the M/T/TH class.
…Socialization skills, learning with alphabet, letters, and numbers in preparation for kindergarten, classes gather for a “Sing-A-Along” once a month, walking trips to the library, police station, pet shop, riding field trips, Spanish class, music class, etc. Classes present a Christmas Pageant Program for parents/grandparents.
Pre-Kindergarten Program- AM
14/16 class size with 2 teachers 4 days; M/T/TH/F; AM
Child must be 5 by November 15th of the enrolled year. Discovery Days class may be added as a fifth day on Wednesday, PM. This class also provides a "growth year" before Kindergarten for children who have completed a 4 year-old class.
…Socialization skills,alphabet, number concepts, reading readiness continues as a preparation for Kindergarten attendance, 5's gather for a “Sing-A-Along” once a month, walking/riding field trips, music and Spanish classes presented, etc. Classes present a Christmas Pageant Program for parents/grandparents.
Pre-Kindergarten Program- PM
14/16 class size with 2 teachers 4 days; M/T/TH/F; PM
Child must be 5 by January 15th of the enrolled year. Discovery Days may be added for a fifth day on Wednesday PM.
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14 class size with 2 teachers 2 days or 3 days; T/TH, or M/W/F; AM or PM
...Class is for those children who attend Kindergarten and would like to participate in a Creative Movement Program, Art classes, reading readiness, cooking chefs, Spanish, science experiments, Yoga, geography - exploring our world, music, etc.
Additional Classroom Opportunities
Discovery Days for 3’s (Monday AM or Friday AM/PM). Nursery Rhymes Curriculum. Mixing, measuring, and cooking snacks; science experiments; lots of FUN and more!
Discovery Days for 4’s and Pre-K (Wednesday). Kitchen cooking kapers, celebrating holidays around the world, trip to Ritz Theatre, “in house field trips” with guest visitors, lots of FUN and more!
Creative Movement for 3 - 5 year-olds (11:30am to 12:20pm, M - F). Gym time with balls, parachutes, flying turtles, “Traffic Day”, lots of FUN and more!*
Creative Music for 3 - 5 year-olds (11:30am to 12:20pm, M/W/F). Fun with instruments, movement, song, dance, friends, lots of FUN and more!*
Creative Art for 3 - 5 year-olds (11:30am to 12:20pm, M/T/TH). Using a variety of creative materials such as tempera/oil/watercolor paints, stencils, free form painting for lots of FUN and more!*
* If your child attends AM Nursery School, your NS classroom teacher will walk your child to Movement, Music, Art classes. If your child attends a PM Nursery School class, bring your child to respective classes at 11:30 am, and the Creative teachers will walk your child to the Nursery PM class following the above starred classes. Children bring their lunch and eat with their teachers.
Extended Play “An extension of the day… to extend the PLAY!” Extend the play time from 8am to 9am for all ages and for 3 year-olds to Pre-K from 11:30am to 2pm. Play on the playground, creative crafts, stories, see play, and MORE! Sign up by the day, month, or year. Your child may attend days they do not regularly have a nursery class.