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Garden City Nursery School

50 Cherry Valley Ave
Garden City, NY 11530-4304

(516) 481-7765


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are interested in all aspects of the young child's development, social, emotional, physical and cognitive.

Our primary interest is guidance: helping each child gain the social coping skills and emotional stability to live humanely with others in a complex and crowded society. We wish each child to feel he/she is a good and able person, with a positive self-image.

We believe that physical competence enhances self-esteem, contributing to a successful social and cognitive functioning. The children make full and daily use of our two outdoor playgrounds and extensive outdoor equipment.

We believe that children learn by active involvement in first-hand experiences (as demonstrated by Piaget) within a context of self or teacher initiated play. Nature and science activities, number games and problem solving, free expression through art materials, songs, stories, discussions, and other language activities, appropriate to each age level, are an integral part of the curriculum.

Parents share in the education of the child by regular participation in the classroom, and by conferences with the teachers. Parent administrators serve on the Board of Trustees and on various committees for the smooth functioning of the school. They employ the professional staff, provide for continuing enrollment, and ensure financial stability.
Excerpted from the preschool's website