Welcome to the Columbia Cooperative Nursery School (CCNS). At CCNS our goal is to create an educational environment that encourages the development of happy and secure children, ready for the coming challenges that they will face in kindergarten. We accomplish this by providing a nurturing and warm atmosphere that encourages and supports individual growth and recognizes that each child has unique needs, abilities and interests.
Through play, both free and structured, the children develop a positive self image-emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically-while having fun. Group play creates opportunities for learning, cooperation, and developing social bonds. Play stimulates the imagination and ignites an interest in learning. Specific routines create familiarity and help manage the child's expectations, putting him at ease with the transition from home to school. These are essential building blocks in the growth of a successful, secure and confident child.
Excerpted from the preschool's website