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Policies (For a complete list please read our Parent Handbook)

  • ADMISSION:
    To be admitted, a child must be three or four years of age by December 1st. It is strongly recommended that children be toilet-trained before entering nursery school.

  • ORIENTATION:
    Prior to the opening day, a Parent Orientation program is held. In addition, each child is visited at home by his/her teacher in early September.

  • CONFERENCES:
    Fall and Spring conferences will be scheduled with all parents of children in the Four Year Old program. For children in the Three Year Old Program, parent teacher conferences take place in the Spring. These are very beneficial opportunities to discuss your child's school adjustment, growth and development. For concerns at other times, please feel free to talk to your child's teacher before and after school or make an appointment to meet with them.

  • COMMUNICATION:
    All parents are given a school handbook at Parent Orientation. Communication throughout the year is accomplished via monthly newsletters and information posted on the bulletin boards.

  • HEALTH:
    A physical examination form, signed by your doctor and including immunization records, is required.
    This form will be sent to you upon registration and is due prior to the first day of school.

  • WITHDRAWALS:
    If, for any reason, it becomes necessary for you to withdraw your child, please notify the school as soon as possible. When withdrawal occurs while school is in session, one month advance notice is required. Otherwise it is necessary to charge one month's tuition after the date of withdrawal.

  • PARENT INVOLVEMENT:
    Parents are invited and encouraged to share their interests and talents in the classroom, to assist with special classroom projects and field trips, and to attend parent education programs.

  • GIFT-GIVING POLICY:
    Teachers and staff may receive small gifts. Please consider a gift of your time to your child's program as another way of expressing your thanks. Please check with the teacher about volunteering.

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR:
    Holidays, vacations and snow days are observed in accordance with the Union-Endicott School District. However, some variations will occur due to District or Nursery School conference days.

  • DISCIPLINE:
    Consistent, clear rules in Nursery School help to keep everyone safe and happy. When a child's behavior puts his own or another's safety and happiness at risk, changing that behavior is necessary. The teacher's role in dealing with these behaviors is to provide guidance toward self-discipline, both for the children directly involved and those who are observing the situation.

  • TESTING:
    When screening tests are available, you will be notified and results will be reported to you. If developmental, psychological or other testing is indicated, you will be referred to persons who provide these special services.

Programs

For Four Year Olds:
  Private and U-E's Universal pre-K Mon - Fri
Mon - Fri
9:00 - 11:30 am
12:30 - 3:00 pm
  Three day program Mon./Wed./Fri.
Mon./Wed./Fri.
9:00 - 11:30 am
12:30 - 3:00 pm
For Three Year Olds:
  Two day program Tues./Thurs.
Mon./Wed.
9:00 - 11:30 am
12:30 - 3:00 pm
  Three day program Mon./Wed./Fri. 9:00 - 11:30 am

* Note: Classes offered and schedules may vary according to enrollment.

Endicott First Presbyterian Nursery School offers:

A development program to emphasize:
  • Social-emotional development
  • Small and large motor skills
  • Learning through play
  • Language Development

Carefully planned daily experiences to provide:

  • Opportunities for success
  • Promotion of self-esteem
  • Discovery learning
  • Age-appropriate activities
  • Large and small group activities

A wide variety of art medial to allow:

  • Creativity
  • Exploration
  • Fine-motor skills
  • Individual expression
An outside playground and a well-equipped large-motor activity room including:
  • Jungle gym and slide
  • Balance beam
  • Wheel toys
  • Jumping board
  • Balls, bean bags, hoops
  • Parachute play

Individual needs and interests met through:

  • Creative art
  • Block building
  • Dramatic play
  • Field trips
  • Large muscle play
  • Small muscle play
  • Language
  • Music
  • Stories
  • Cooking
  • Woodworking
  • Number games
  • Pre-reading games and activities
  • Pre-math activities
  • Books, puzzles, and manipulative toys
Phone: 607-748-1744,  Fax: 607-748-1744
Email: NurserySchool@FirstPresEndicott.org