Central Nursery School
111 West Wayne Avenue / Wayne, PA 19087
The CNS Philosophy
Our philosophy is focused on goals to help the child discover a way of life rather than learning a given body of material. The curriculum will include… Read more…
Where Education and Play Go Hand-in-Hand
Welcome to Central Nursery School! We invite you to explore our website and learn more about what is important to us and to our preschool families. At Central Nursery School we recognize and understand that each and every child is a special and unique person whose rate of development, growth and maturation varies significantly. We believe that self-esteem is basic to all learning.
The CNS Philosophy
Our philosophy is focused on goals to help the child discover a way of life rather than learning a given body of material. The curriculum will include those elements which will enable children to discover who they are and within limits appropriate to the developmental age, learn patterns of behavior that are socially acceptable to peers and adults.
Emphasis will be placed on self-development and discovery through process art, music, and dramatic play. Children will have the chance to learn more about their world through experiences with colors, shapes, numbers, foods, textures, stories, pets, plants, sand, and water to name a few.
We strive to maintain a relaxed, supportive atmosphere in which children can gain self-confidence and have a happy and successful introduction to the school experience.
Central Nursery School is an equal opportunity employer and care provider.
Located in the heart of downtown Wayne, PA, Central Nursery School is dual licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Health & Human Services and is incorporated as a non-profit organization.
Our School was founded in 1963 by Central Baptist Church, affirming the unique worth of each child as an individual and in 1985 the School became a separate entity.
The church endorses and supports the School’s philosophy and programs as a service to the community. Our School is operated by a Board comprised of parents, staff, and community representatives who oversee a Management Team composed of the director and two teachers.
Located in the heart of Downtown Wayne, PA, Central Nursery School is dual licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Health & Human Services and is incorporated as a non-profit organization. Read more…
Dynamic and Nurturing Environment
As a facilitator of learning, the teacher carefully plans the curriculum to provide a dynamic learning environment where the child learns through self-discovery in a loving and relaxed atmosphere. Individual interests, skills and needs are considered in curriculum planning. Many play experiences such as dramatic play, block building and the use of climbing apparatus encourage the development of social skills as well as large and small coordination.
Musically Active Learning
Daily activities with music help the child gain a concept of rhythm, individual interpretation and general appreciation. Auditory and verbal skills are developed through expressive language experiences. An atmosphere is set to encourage the child’s spontaneity and creativity in verbal expression.
Cooking Up Some Fun
Cooking experiences aid in the discovery of math, science and most importantly, socialization. Weights and measures, sorting and classifying involve the use of Unifix blocks, Cuisenaire rods, salt boxes, sand box, water play and playdough. The alphabet is presented through various activities, games or projects that are appropriate for the individual class.
Discovering Creatively Through Hands-On Art
Discovery through process art is a very integral part of our program. Experimentation with an extensive variety of art media helps the children gain confidence and pleasure in the process of doing and discovering for thereselves rather than completing a preconceived end product.
Keeping Things New and Kids Excited
Activities vary from day to day with value also given to repetitive experiences. Every task has merit and may be interpreted differently by each child because of his or her level of discovery and maturity. Each class develops a sense of community within a caring/sharing environment. At all times, learning is taking place and is ongoing. Central Nursery School strives to provide an educational program which stimulates and promotes the full potential of each child.
There is no better way to acquaint yourself with the friendly, nurturing environment we offer than to schedule a visit and take a tour. We know you will find that our classrooms are not only bright and full of laughter but also align with our philosophy as our young children thrive each day.