First Presbyterian Church Nursery School is now enrolling students in its Pre-K program for the 2016-2017 school year.
The program, Bridges to Learning, offers a rich and challenging curriculum in a nurturing, loving environment. The class includes between 8 and 12 students with two experienced teachers. The program runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:55 pm; doors open at 8:30am for drop-off with class starting at 9:00am.
The Bridges to Learning Program at FPCNS is designed to foster independence and self-esteem through problem solving and imaginative and creative play. The program encourages the social emotional development of each child with an emphasis on age appropriate behaviors, as well as making good decisions.
The curriculum incorporates the Everyday Math Program, Discovering Science, Zoophonics, and Handwriting Without Tears. Emerging literacy focuses on stories and experiences that encourage reading and an appreciation for literature. Fine motor skills are developed at a kindergarten level with emphasis on proper pencil grips and use of scissors, while gross motor skills are encouraged through activities that include throwing, catching, skipping, running and overall good sportsmanship. Children are exposed to foreign language and yoga/movement classes throughout the year.
FPCNS strives to develop a love of learning in a nurturing, values-based environment through play and theme-based experiences that prepare each child socially, emotionally, and academically with readiness skills for a successful transition to kindergarten and life beyond.
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School, founded in 1959, educates students from ages two through Pre-Kindergarten level. The purpose of the First Presbyterian Church Nursery School is to design and implement a program that meets the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of our community of children. The program is an outreach of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich.