Each division has a team of teachers that has the autonomy to design their own customized and flexible curriculum based on their current class's needs and interests. Our teachers are enthusiastic and brimming with creative ideas. Since the teachers know each and every child so well, they are able to introduce truly unique and personal activities into the classroom on a regular basis which make our children feel especially safe, connected and understood.
This combination class is a transition class for your toddler. It meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:30am, Sep - Nov and 9:00am-12:00pm, Dec - Jun. This class is recommended for children who are between 2 and 2½ years old in September. Children will attend with their parent or caregiver until they turn 2½ years old. Parents and children will be introduced to the play-based atmosphere of CHNS as they gain the security and independence needed for preschool. Parents will get to know each other and will see first-hand the benefits of being part of a cooperative nursery school. Once children are 2½ years old, they will attend the class independently. This class is offered for up to 10 students.
The 3s class is recommended for children who are between 2½ and 3 years old in September. It meets from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The class meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and is offered for up to 16 students.
The 4s class is recommended for children who are turning 4 years old during the school year. It meets from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Parents may opt for their children to attend the class either three days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or five days per week. This class is offered for up to 16 students.
The 5s class is recommended for children who are turning 5 years old during the school year and it meets five days a week from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. This class is offered for up to 16 students.
We also offer extended day options!
Early drop off is available through out the school year on Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 9:00, for children in the 3s, 4s and 5s classes. It is offered for up to 16 students. Parents can pre-register for a discounted fee or their child can drop-in as space allows.
Afternoon Enrichment is also available through out the school year on Monday through Friday, 12:00-2:30, for children in the 3s, 4s and 5s classes. See our Afternoon Enrichment page for more details!
Our teachers take turns leading these mixed-age programs. Children really enjoy interacting with the teachers and children from other divisions and love the opportunity to play in each other's classrooms.