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Community Nursery School

112 New Hackensack Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-4208

Phone:
(845) 471-3343

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The classroom layouts, the material and the curriculum are all carefully considered by the teachers in order to provide the best possible environment for young children. A thoughtful balance between learning objectives, social and emotional needs and quality playtime is evident throughout. “Structured flexibility” best describes the children's time spent at CNS. Order in the day's scheduling and planned environment increases a child's security in him or herself and in the school. Yet great flexibility is allowed to recognize the need for each child's individual pace, interests, and maturity level. Independence, through supportive guidance, is a continual goal.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"A typical day at CNS would look like this:
Arrival & greetings
Circletime
Calendar,
Weather
Read a book
Sharing
Centers
Arts & crafts
Baking
Paint easel
Texture table
Tabletop activities
puzzles
playdough
games
writing/drawing
Free play
Snack
Outdoor play"
Excerpted from the preschool's website