Saint Saviour’s Nursery School  

Saint Saviour’s Nursery School has been part of the parish’s mission for over thirty years.  The School was founded to help the children and families of parishioners and, as space is available, the children and families of the wider community.  Although the Nursery School is non-sectarian, it helps the parish carry out its mission to care for youngsters and their families in ways that communicate God’s love.  The School provides a developmentally appropriate, constructive program that helps children grow in independence, concern for others, and readiness for future educational experiences.  Children of all races, religions, family backgrounds, and cultures are welcomed and treated with respect. 

 

The small size of the Nursery School allows teachers to know each child and to appreciate each child’s unique abilities.  At the center of daily activity is a literature-based curriculum that celebrates improvisation and encourages communication.  Children are encouraged to explore their experiences of a story through art and drama and through the use of blocks and sensory tables. All teachers at Saint Saviour’s Nursery School have either received or are working towards a Child Development Associate credential, or they have a higher degree in education.  Many of the School’s staff members have over ten years of experience working in early child education.  The Nursery School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. 

 

Supportive communication with families is an important part of the Nursery School’s approach.  The School offers many opportunities for children, parents, and teachers to share with each other through conferences, newsletters, and other methods. The parish oversees the Nursery School through the work of a School Committee.  Parishioners appointed by the vestry serve as chairperson of the School Committee and as School treasurer.  Parishioners, parent representatives, and the rector also serve as Committee members. 

 

If you would like to learn more about the Saint Saviour’s Nursery School, please call Kathy Stewart, School Director (203-698-1303), or take a look at the Nursery School's website at

https://www.sscns.org/