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Northfield Nursery School

1401 Maple Street
Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 645-4607


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Northfield Nursery School follows The Creative Curriculum for Preschool Fourth Edition. This curriculum guides us in providing a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in various learning centers. NNS provides opportunities for each child to:
• Develop self-esteem in a warm, secure atmosphere.
• Develop positive social relationships with other children and adults.
• Discover the world through age appropriate materials and hands-on experiences.
• Create freely in a noncompetitive manner.
• Make independent choices.
• Prepare for future educational endeavors: developing fine motor skills through
cutting and writing, building cognitive concepts such as letter recognition and
problem solving, and gaining independence through learning self-help skills.
Promoting literacy is an important part of the NNS curriculum. Some examples of our literacy emphasis are: studying an author/illustrator of the month, creating class books by having each child contribute a page, labeling areas in the classroom, and posting topical words at the writing center so children can practice printing."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Morning Classes:
9:00 Arrival
9:00-9:20 Greeting
9:20-10:10 Self-directed learning
10:10-10:30 Snack
10:30-11:15 Story/Small Group Activity
11:15-11:30 Outdoor Play/Gym Play
11:30 Dismissal
Afternoon Classes:
1:00 Arrival
1:00-1:20 Greeting
1:20-2:10 Self-directed learning
2:10-2:30 Snack
2:30-3:15 Story/Small Group Activity
3:15-3:30 Outdoor Play/Gym Play
3:30 Dismissal
Excerpted from the preschool's website