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St Stephen's Nursery School

270 S Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801

(516) 931-0267


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St. Stephen's Nursery School is a ministry of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Hicksville, NY. It offers a well-rounded Christian education for the preschool child. It provides the climate, materials and motivation to aid the child in developing a sense of what the child, the child's world, and the child's God are like. A qualified and sensitive staff guide the child into constructive learning experiences. The curriculum contains enough freedom to promote individuality and enough structure to challenge the child and to provide a stable, yet varied environment. All possible facilities and resources are used to aid in the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of the child.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

The overall theme of the curriculum is I Am Special. God loves me. God loves us. The curriculum is divided into four units. Each unit includes appropriate books, music, arts and crafts, math activities, generic social studies and science activities, creative play experiences and field trips at an age appropriate level. Your child will learn to share, take turns, negotiate and cooperate. We will help them develop longer attention spans; feelings of self-discipline and patience. We will encourage creativity and imagination. The activities in our program include art, blocks, colors, letters, numbers and story time.

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

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation