Children love learning as they gain new skills in primary tasks.
- Nursery children are age three by the start of the program.
- Nursery is held Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- The Nursery Extended Day Program provides care until 3 p.m.
Nursery children, ages 3–4, are developing greater independence and teachers support this growth through the daily activities. Nursery teachers are highly attuned and work to guide the children in ways that naturally strengthen self-reliance, confidence and patience in learning and sharing.
Teachers build trust and confidence at the start of each day with a consistently warm and welcoming drop-off ritual at the classroom door.
Children learn together in fun, yet effective ways to put on their own coat and shoes and help others do the same. This and similar activities promotes patience with oneself and one’s abilities and leads children to have patience with others and a willingness to share and help. Children begin to internalize the enjoyable results of their efforts and practice over time.
Regular, age-attuned rhythms of play, circle time, storytelling, and hands-on artistic activity help nursery children acquire the fundamental group social skills and experience they will need for Kindergarten readiness.