First Presbyterian Church Nursery School is a place filled with love, laughter and learning. Children discover through play and open-ended experiences, learning new concepts and skills.
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School (FPCNS) celebrates what is unique and special about each child, and looks to inspire a love of learning. The nurturing and enriching program is designed to develop the whole child—socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.
Program goals at FPCNS are based upon the Connecticut Early Learning Standards and designed to support children to be creative, inquisitive, flexible, critical thinkers, and to be social learners. These goals are integrated in their developmentally appropriate classrooms through project based learning.
Addressing the needs and interests of their community, FPCNS teachers embark on in- depth studies of topics meaningful to the children. Children explore all the domains including creative arts, literacy and language, science and discovery, math, and dramatic play in this exciting and enriching pre-school experience.
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School strives to develop a love of learning in a nurturing, values-based environment through play and theme-based experiences that prepare each child socially, emotionally, and cognitively with readiness skills for a successful transition to kindergarten and life beyond.
FPCNS was founded on the belief that the first five years of a child's life are the most important ones.
They believe that exploration is the work of children. When they rush into class to play with puppets, they become storytellers, and they learn to negotiate with friends. When children update the calendar and daily weather, they become mathematicians and meteorologists. When children take turns serving snack, they learn independence and self-reliance. When children come to the table to color, they become artists as they develop their fine motor skills.
Throughout each moment of the day, the children of First Presby are engaged, enriched and inspired.
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School Programs
The Twos Program
The Twos Program at FPCNS is focused on providing a joyful initial school experience. Through art, music, literature, and rich play, the twos learn and grow at their own pace. Their carefully balanced program provides a full morning of developmentally appropriate activities as well as plenty of outdoor play time in the exceptional playground.
The Threes Program
The Threes Program at FPCNS is focused on supporting children’s social and emotional development through self-awareness and self-esteem. The curriculum focuses on cognitive development through creative arts, language, literacy, and rich play. Children are exposed to regularly scheduled special activities including PE, yoga, and Animal Embassy classes throughout the year.
The Fours Program
The goal of the Fours curriculum at FPCNS is preparation for kindergarten. This includes a cohesive early literacy program, integrated mathematics focus, open ended exploration of meaningful topics, and developing self-awareness and independence. Children’s fine and gross motor skills are developed through daily activities. Children are exposed to regularly scheduled special activities including PE, yoga, and Animal Embassy classes throughout the year.
Bridges / Pre-K
With its focus on exploring the seven continents, the Bridges program at FPCNS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in a nurturing, loving environment. It is designed to foster independence and self-confidence through exploration and problem solving. The curriculum incorporates the Everyday Math Program, Discovering Science, Zoophonics, and Handwriting Without Tears. Children are exposed to regularly scheduled special activities including PE, yoga, and Animal Embassy classes throughout the year.
Name: First Presbyterian Church Nursery School
Address: 37 Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT 06830.