Nursery children, ages 3–4, are developing greater independence. Teachers work with parents and children to support and encourage this independence beginning with a warm and welcoming drop off ritual at the classroom door each morning.
Children in nursery learn to put on their own coat and shoes which promotes patience with oneself and abilities. Self-reliance, confidence and patience in learning are the natural results of this and similar activities that lead children to have patience with others and a willingness to share and help. Children learn to love learning as they gain new skills in these primary tasks.
The daily and weekly activities in nursery provide an age-attuned rhythm of play, circle time, storytelling, and hands-on artistic activity that fosters long-term health and love of learning.
The Nursery program also provides children with the fundamental group social skills and experience they will need for Kindergarten readiness.
Nursery is held Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00. p.m.
Children are three by the start of the program.
The Nursery Extended Day Program is available to families who need care until 3 p.m..