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Our History:

 

Baldwinsville Nursery School is a non-profit, nonsectarian school for Pre-Kindergarten children, sponsored by the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church. Children of all backgrounds and faiths are welcome. BNS was established in 1974 to provide an effective learning environment for preschoolers. We believe that each child is unique and does his/her “work” (play) in his/her own way and at his/her own pace. Preschool children learn best when interested and actively involved. As an inclusion preschool, BNS welcomes children of all abilities, including those with developmental delays and disabilities.

 

Program Goals:

 

Each day BNS provides materials, experiences, and learning opportunities that encourage each child to:

  • Have fun and learn through play

  • Widen circle of trusted adult caregivers (i.e. bond w/teachers)

  • Be a curious, creative, imaginative learner

  • Explore and experiment

  • Develop good communication skills

  • Strengthen and coordinate small & large muscles

  • Become more independent and responsible

  • Grow in awareness of self and others

  • Develop positive attitudes towards self and others in the school in community

  • Gain a foundation of basic Christian values

 

Parent Involvement

 

Parents are an integral part of their child’s preschool experience. We encourage and expect your communication and we welcome your interest, input, and participation. At BNS, families have the following opportunities/obligation to participate in their child’s preschool experience:

  • Keeping informed by reading newsletters and notices sent home with your child.

  • Providing your child with necessary supplies

  • Donating or loaning needed items to the Nursery School

  • Sharing your talent and skills – please let us know what they are!

  • Participating in field trips

  • Attending family events

  • Borrowing reading materials from parent library

  • Coming into the classroom to read a story to the class, help with special projects or cooking experiences, or substitute as Teacher Assistants.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Written progress reports and parent/teacher conferences are scheduled during the school year. Additional conferences can be scheduled at the request of either the parents or the teacher.

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Class Offerings:

LITTLE HIPPO CLASS (2 year-old program)

2 Days per week:  Tuesday & Thursday

9:30-11:15 a.m.

LITTLE ELEPHANT CLASS (2 year-old program)

2 Days per week: Wednesday & Friday

9:30-11:15 a.m.

RAINBOW CLASS (3-year-old program)

3 Days per week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

SKY CLASS (3-year-old program)

2 Days per week: Tuesday & Thursday

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

SUNSHINE CLASS (4-year-old program)

5 Days per week: Monday thru Friday

8:45-11:15 a.m.

SEASHORE CLASS (4-year-old program)

4 Days per week: Monday thru Thursday

9:15 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

General Program Information:

Tuition payments are collected on the 15th of every month. First tuition payment is Due JULY 15th. Final payment is due APRIL 15th.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: Regular program classes are open to any child who will be 2, 3 or 4 years old, respectively, on or before Dec. 1st of the school year. To be eligible for the 3/4 year old  multi-age class, child must have turned 3 by June 30th of previous school year.

 

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00

 

CALENDAR: Our school year runs from early Sept. to early June, and otherwise, follows the Baldwinsville School District schedule for vacations, holidays , snow days.

 

INSURANCE: The Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church has a liability and medical policy that covers all Preschool activities on or off the school premises.

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