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

Summer fun starts on June 23rd!

Sign up now for our summer camp program. Preschoolers age 2-5 can enjoy arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor free play, story time, and a splash through the sprinklers in our comfortably shaded play yard! Click here for more details about camp or call now to register.

Join us at our Backyard Playdate & Open House on June 20th.

Enjoy a morning of fun activities with your child & make some new friends. Meet our teachers & current families, and explore our school’s wonderful playground. This is a free event and refreshments will be served. Fri., June 20th, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Download details here.

Enroll now for the 2014/2015 school year at CCNS.

If you missed our Open House, no need to worry. You can still 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.

New Toddling Tots session starts July 1st.

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. This class is designed for ages 12–24 months with a parent/caregiver. Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:15 am. View the class flyer.

Ready for summer? So are we!

Sign up now for our 2014 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. Click here for more details about camp.

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.

Join us for our Open House on Saturday, January 25th!

Meet the staff, talk to current parents, and tour the school. Come and see what makes CCNS so unique! Register now for Fall 2014. Assorted refreshments will be served. 10 am to 12 pm. View or download more information.

Due to popular demand, CCNS is now offering an additional class for two-year-olds.

The new class will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 9:30–11:30 am, and starts on January 7th. We also still have a few spots available in our other classes. Please call Director Barbara Swanson at 914.271.4451 or email us for more details about ongoing enrollment.

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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Parents’ Day Out a huge success.

Thanks to all of our parent & girl scout volunteers, the Parents’ Day Out was a resounding success! We had a full house and the kids had a blast! Look for another Parents’ Day Out in the spring.

CCNS will host a Parents’ Day Out on Saturday, December 7th. Drop off the kids while you shop or enjoy a quiet evening.

This event is open to the public for kids ages 2 to 10. We will provide toys, crafts, games, entertainment, and refreshments during two 3-hour sessions (12:30–3:30 or 4–7 pm). Space is limited, so please register early! $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling. Download more info or print the registration form.

New Toddling Tots class starts on Tuesday, November 19th.

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 (if weather permits). Participants will meet new friends, gain social skills and share the joy of creative play in a 4-week session. This class is designed for ages 12–24 months with a parent/caregiver. Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am or 10:30 am. View the class flyer.

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!