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Ramapo Community Nursery School

Old School House Road
New City, NY 10956

(845) 354-1168


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The focus at RCNS is on learning through play. Our program is based on the ideas pioneered by Dr. Katherine Whiteside Taylor in her groundbreaking book about cooperatives, "Parents and Children Learn Together." We recognize that parents are the most important teachers children will ever have and, under the guidance of highly qualified and dedicated teachers, parents at RCNS have the unique opportunity to assist in the classroom and participate in all aspects of the children's education.

As a cooperative, RCNS is run by the parent membership with the help of our Director and trained staff. Members elect a parent-run Executive Board that works with the school community in making decisions that affect everything from school operations to curriculum.
Excerpted from the preschool's website