A Day at Friends Nursery School
Each of our programs is team taught by three professional teachers, with parent assistance in the mornings. All our programs are based on appropriate practices outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The gentle supervision of our supportive, warm, positive, creative, energetic and very experienced teachers is what really sets FNS apart from other preschools. The specific activities and experiences offered in each class vary from day to day and program to program. This is especially nice for children enrolled in more than one program. Our school is a converted house that offers a cozy home-like atmosphere. Our expansive play yard nestled among the trees with a “secret garden” allows the children to explore the natural environment at their own pace.
The daily routine remains the same, each day – providing predictability and structure. The teachers initially set up the environment but the children will add to it, bringing their own personalities and ideas, often collaborating with friends. The children are encouraged to indulge their imaginations and to choose their own activities. The environment is welcoming and safe – but not always quiet or neat! We suggest children wear clothes that can get flour dusted, paint splattered, sand filled, and water drenched!