Croton Community Nursery School offers a positive, enriching world away from home where academics are seamlessly incorporated into everyday learning through play.

The CCNS program is based upon the knowledge that work and play, fun and learning take place simultaneously as children make contact with the world around them. Children learn through investigation, experimenting, taking initiative, making choices and interacting with other children, not to mention seeing their parents committed to community involvement. Academics, such as social studies, arts, science, language arts and math, are seamlessly incorporated into the child’s everyday learning environment.

News from Our School

Mayfair on Saturday, May 2nd!

Come out and join us at our yearly fundraiser where CCNS becomes a children’s carnival for a day.  See More

Muscoot Farm Visit on Saturday, April 11th!

Come out between 10:30am – 12:30pm and enjoy the beautiful spring weather while visiting the animals and touring the farm.

Movie Night on Friday, March 6th!

Come find joins us between 5pm – 8pm. Parents are welcomed. We will be watching Frozen!

Join us for our Open House on Saturday, January 31st!

Come find out why we are celebrating our 70th Anniversary!!  Meet the staff, talk to current parents, and tour the school. Come and see what makes CCNS so unique! Register now for Fall 2015. Assorted refreshments will be served. 10 am to 12 pm.

 New Toddling Tots session starts February 2, 2015.

Join us in a multi-sensory approach to learning. Each class begins with explorative free play using age appropriate toys and continues with crafts, music, movement, snack time and playground fun. Participants will meet new friends, gain social skills and share the joy of creative play in a 5-week session, where the first class is free! This class is designed for ages 12–24 months with a parent/caregiver. Classes will meet on Monday mornings at 9:30 am.

Enroll now for the 2015/2016 school year at CCNS.

Schedule a tour or visit one of our classes. Call Director Barbara Swanson at (914) 271-4451 to make an appointment or request an enrollment application.

Ready for summer? So are we!

Sign up for our 2015 Summer Camp Program for preschoolers age 2–4. Children will enjoy a fun variety of indoor and outdoor activities, from June 23rd to August 1st. More details coming soon.

Join us for Mayfair on Saturday, May 3rd!

Celebrate Spring at our annual Children’s Carnival! Kids can jump in the bounce castle, dig for treasure, play games, get their face painted, or work on a craft project. Special visits from costume characters and the Croton Fire & Police Squads! You can also check out the book fair or indulge in a treat from the bake sale. Hot & cold refreshments available. FREE ADMISSION! 10am to 2pm. Download our Mayfair flyer here.

Happy Holidays from CCNS!

The four-year-old class hosted a holiday party, sing-a-long, and art show for their parents and friends on December 20th. Everyone had fun celebrating the season with snacks, hot cocoa and festive cupcakes decorated by the kids.

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Happy Halloween from CCNS!

The t-rex shows off his claws in our leafy playground

The t-rex shows off his claws in our leafy playground

The children celebrated the spookiness of the season at the CCNS Halloween Party on October 25th. With pumpkin-decorating, seasonal craft projects & games, and a costume parade, lots of fun was had by all!