Cherry Hill Nursery School is located in a first-floor wing of the Unitarian Church of Princeton. The school has six bright and sunny classrooms. Each class division uses two classrooms: a Block Room (a carpeted classroom used for circle time, free play, Spanish, music, and morning activities) and an Art Room (a classroom with tile floors used for art activities such as painting, making and playing with homemade play dough, drawing, sand table, and a reading corner).
In the hallway outside each classroom, each child has a cubby and coat hook. The cubby is a great place to store a change of clothes, additional shoes, and gloves/hat. When you pick up your child, you may find artwork or treasures found on the playground in the cubby, ready to be taken home!
Cherry Hill Nursery School has a large fenced-in playground that is accessible from each classroom. The playground surface is primarily sand for safety purposes, and the children enjoy playing in the sand each day. We recently installed two wonderful new play structures. There are slides, swings, a playhouse, and lots of toys and tools for digging and exploring. The children have plenty of time and space to run and play to their heart's content.
Outside the playground, we have a large organic garden where the children enjoy planting seeds and harvesting their produce for use in the classroom, where they often enjoy baking and cooking activities led by their teachers.
Steps away from the playground is a trail that enters directly into the Mountain Lakes Forest Preserve. Classes take frequent walks there where they explore the wonders of our natural world.
The facilities of CHNS feel like a home away from home for our children and their families, and upon entering for the very first time you will feel the warmth and care that makes our school a truly special place.