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Ellwanger-barry Nursery School

4 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14620-4212

(585) 461-4250


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are committed to promoting children's social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth within a warm and loving setting. We recognize the vital importance of play as a medium for learning and for providing a firm foundation for later academic success.

Children are encouraged to express themselves verbally, emotionally and creatively through the rich and diverse media of language, art, dramatic play, block building, music and movement.

The special relationship children have with nature receives particular emphasis in our program. We draw upon the children's curiosity and sense of wonder as we closely follow the changing seasons and explore and handle many objects from the nat­ural world.
Our goal is to integrate children's innate eagerness to learn with a deep and enduring respect for their relationship with the environment"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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