We at United Church Nursery School (UCNS) are dedicated to pre-school education. In a nurturing environment, our staff facilitates the social, physical, intellectual and emotional growth of every child in our school. We work closely with parents to ensure each child develops age appropriate skills through play and exploration.
UCNS encourages parental participation in school activities and close, honest communication between teacher and parent. Our school is operated under the guidance of the UCNS Executive Board, and the Parent Advisory Board. The board, comprised of UCNS parents and church members, works in cooperation with the staff and church in managing the school. The Parent Board oversees annual events like the Ice Cream Social, Movie Night, Parent's Night and The Children's Art Show.
Our school was founded in 1966 as an outreach program of the United Church of Rowayton to serve the children in our community. We are licensed by the State of Connecticut's Department of Public Health under Connecticut Child Care Center Regulations.
Young children naturally learn through their own activity and discovery. The UCNS classroom is designed with this in mind. Children learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, other children, and materials that are developmentally appropriate. We offer a curriculum that:
- Develops socialization and listening skills
- Increases the development of fine and gross motor skills
- Promotes sound health, safety, and nutritional practices
- Enhances cognitive skills based on individual readiness
- Develops a child's problem solving abilities
- Stimulates imagination
- Promotes creative expression in art, music, and dramatics
- Improves self esteem and independence
We strive to provide these things in a setting where children feel loved and safe.