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Nursery students reading with teacher

Nursery students (children who have turned 3 by August 1) are in for an exciting year, filled with a developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum and a supportive, joyful atmosphere.

Meaningful, hands-on learning activities help each child progress through the unique stages of development with support from a low student-teacher ratio in the classroom. Teachers act as nurturers, listeners, and facilitators as each child explores the environment, interacts with peers and materials, and strives to make sense of a complex world. Social and emotional development, as well as intellectual growth, are promoted and reinforced through theme-based experiences as well as daily routines. The school’s curricular benchmarks begin in nursery and build through subsequent grades. Here, the foundation is set for children to become active problem solvers and critical thinkers. 

Nursery Curriculum

Half-Day Nursery Program

Community School offers a half-day nursery program to provide more options for parents. Half-days are slightly longer than other area programs, allowing for deep exploration into curricular themes and academic readiness skills. Students leave at 12:15 p.m. each day except Thursday, which runs until 2:15 p.m. Parents also have the opportunity to “convert” from half-day to full-day as the year progresses.