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Kensington Nursery School

52 Arlington Ave.
Kensington, CA 94707

(510) 524-7963


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

KNS is a Parent Cooperative Prechool, with parents participating in the morning program, if they choose to do so. Because children learn at different rates and with varying styles, a variety of activities are offered. Opportunities are provided for childen to explore in all areas a of development: social, emotional, physical, and cognitive. Hands-on activities are offered to allow children to experiment and explore at their own pace. Daily rountines are developed, providing a safe environment with predictable rules.