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Nazareth Day Nursery

216 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011

(212) 243-1881


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

The MONTESSORI METHOD The work of Dr. Maria Montessori is universally acclaimed for the manner by which it appeals to children in any culture. Materials are colorful, and set on shelves within easy reach of the children; the children are free to use the material after it has been properly presented to him; the child is responsible for the careful return of the materials to their proper places. The prepared peaceful environment develops a sense of inner-discipline in each child. Montessori means: Prepared environment Self-discipline Self-motivation Freedom with responsibility (Extracted from school website)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of Nazareth Nursery is to provide excellent day care and early childhood education for the children of families in the Metropolitan Area. Each child is recognized as a unique individual with intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd further advances the child's sense of self-worth as a child made in the image and likeness of God. As a consequence, each child will learn to respect himself, other people and the environment. It is hoped that each child will develop within himself a life-long love of learning.

The school follows The Montessori Method and classes are multi-age (2 to 6 years old) to encourage a family-like spirit of curiosity on the part of the younger children, and a helpful spirit on the part of the older children. Imitation rather than rivalry prevails. The older children learn as they teach the younger children. The child who teaches gains confidence and self-reliance. (Extracted from school website)