Our Preschool Programs

New Morning Nursery School offers part-day, play-based educational programs for children ages 2-6, including a 4K program (in partnership with MMSD). We also offer lunch bunch, summer school, and 4K Plus.

Please see our program description below for more information on each of our offerings, and feel free to contact us for enrollment details or to help determine which program is best for your family.

Program overview

Willow Room: 2’s and 3’s

Morning, Toddlers, Age 2 by 9/1, 8:30-11:30am, 12 children/2 teachers

  • Experienced teachers in a safe and nurturing first home-away-from-home atmosphere
  • Emphasis on language development and beginning social interactions
  • Developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum
  • Sensory activities, art, early literacy, math, science, dramatic play, and large motor activities daily
  • Beautiful natural outdoor learning environment
  • There is no potty training requirement at New Morning

Afternoon, Young Threes, Age 2yrs 8mo – 3yrs 8mo by 9/1, 1:00-4:00pm, 12 children/2 teachers

  • Same great teachers and nurturing atmosphere as morning program
  • Offers comfortable transition for young twos to the afternoon as young threes
  • Excellent first school experience for young threes
  • Children develop a positive sense of self in a small group of peers in an intimate environment
  • Literacy, science, math, art, sensory activities, and dramatic play
  • Music and movement activities integrated into daily curriculum
  • Emphasis on social interaction, developing self-esteem, language skills and problem solving
  • Beautiful natural outdoor learning environment with large motor activities daily

Birch Room: 3’s and 4’s

Morning, Age 3 by 9/1, 8:30-11:30am, 16 children/2 teachers

  • Experienced teachers in a safe, nurturing environment
  • Stimulating, developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum, taking children’s interests into consideration
  • Literacy, science, math, art, sensory activities, and dramatic play
  • Music and movement activities integrated into daily curriculum
  • Emphasis on social interaction, developing self esteem, language skills and problem solving
  • Beautiful natural outdoor learning environment with large motor activities daily

Oak Room: 4K

New Morning is a MMSD community 4K site
Morning, Age 4 by 9/1, 8:30-11:00am, 20 children/2 teachers
Afternoon, Age 4 by 9/1, 1:00-3:30pm, 20 children/2 teachers

  • Experienced teachers, safe, nurturing environment
  • Stimulating, developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum as described above
  • Different curriculum every day, expanded to prepare children for kindergarten
  • More language, art, science and math activities
  • More emphasis on independence, self-help skills and problem solving with peers
  • Cooperative games, music and movement activities integrated into daily curriculum
  • Beautiful natural outdoor learning environment with large motor activities daily

4K Plus: 11:00-11:30 or 3:30-4:00 M-F (only option) for Oak 4K students only

Extends the 4K day with additional play based learning activities in small groups: friendships groups, Journal time, music and movement, science and math, gym day, yoga, Spanish with Luis.
A way to coordinate the schedules of 4K students and siblings in other NM programs

Lunch Bunch: 11:30-12:45 (1.25hrs) AM Students OR 11:45-1:00 (1.25hrs) PM Students

  • Children bring nut-free lunches from home
  • Morning and afternoon children eat together in their classroom
  • Lunch teachers monitor children’s mealtime and quiet play after lunch
  • Less structured, more sociable time of day and a way to extend the day for working parents
  • Gives children going off to kindergarten practice eating at school with friends

 

Download 2018-19 Program Description (PDF)