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|Building the new CNS|
"The more we help children to have their wonderful ideas and to feel good about themselves for having them, the more likely it is that they will someday happen upon wonderful ideas that no one else has happened upon before."
- Eleanor Duckworth
|About Community Nursery School|
Community Nursery School is a cooperative nursery school with a constructivist approach to education. For over sixty years, the needs and rights of our children and the desire to work together have brought families to Community Nursery School.
At CNS, children are seen as unique individuals who come together to share and explore their world through interaction with a wide range of materials. Together they learn to respect and appreciate both their similarities and their differences. As individuals, they are encouraged to build upon their existing knowledge and grow in the way that is most comfortable to them.
Our mission at CNS is to foster social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth within the context of a nurturing and engaging atmosphere. Our work is guided by the following principles and goals:
CNS provides opportunities that support the developmental needs and rights of all children served. CNS offers: