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Westminster Nursery School

2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

(412) 835-2906


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Westminster Nursery School is a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited program which strives to put its philosophy into practice by offering a safe, yet stimulating environment in which a loving, well-trained staff delivers a developmentally appropriate program. Translated into a daily schedule, WNS offers opportunities for socialization, imaginative play, small and gross motor development, music expression, language development, and an awareness of size, space, time, places and events. The program is mutually centered, in that it includes child initiated play in learning centers (blocks, dramatic play) and indoor and outdoor gross motor time. Teacher-directed activities are also offered, such as circle time, music and stories. A variety of enrichment presentations, special visitors throughout the year, and a hands-on science program compliment the classes.
Our staff of fourteen teachers and four assistants provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating and creative environment which is essential for children to test their own ideas and become confident, independent and inquisitive learners.
Excerpted from the preschool's website