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Unity Nursery School

2214 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 869-7170


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Unity Nursery School provides a warm, inviting environment for children to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. The emphasis is on building relationships with other children and adults in a happy, safe and stimulating setting. Creating a positive self-image for the child is of primary importance. Within the context of play comes growth and learning.
The design of our program and the arrangement of our three classrooms encourage choices and decision making by offering a wide variety of activities and materials. Each room provides experiences with small manipulative toys, art, music, block play, sand and water play, dramatic play, science, and literature. The schedule provides opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, quiet and active, large muscle and small muscle, child initiated and staff initiated and opportunities for play as individuals, in small groups or in large groups.
Our curriculum is planned around the interests of the children within each classroom and reflects the interests of teachers. We promote developmentally appropriate practices and the activities are planned with the skill level of each child in mind. Our curriculum goals include introducing children to simple conflict resolution skills and encouraging children to think, reason and experiment. We also emphasize an anti-bias perspective which means that we help children learn to identify and challenge prejudice and stereotyping. Children will be actively involved in their own learning with the opportunity to pursue their interests in the context of life in the Unity community.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Free Choice Time
Clean Up Time
Group Time
Snack Time
Large Motor Time
Excerpted from the preschool's website