Address:5 Pennoyer St, Rowayton, CT
Website:Five Mile River Nursery School
Lunch Bunch/Extended Day:Yes
Session Length:September to June
Birthdate Cut-Off:varies by age
ABOUT:Five Mile River Nursery School follows an evolving mix of Bank Street Method, Creative Curriculum and the Emergent Curriculum:
-Bank Street Method: take the idea that cognitive growth cannot be separated from the growth of social and personal processes. The school is connected to the social world of which it is a part. Classes take trips out into the community to provide hands-on experiences through which children construct their own knowledge.
-Creative Curriculum: take the stages of development: to trust others outside the family, to gain independence and self-control, and to take initiative and be assertive in socially acceptable ways. Teachers enhance and foster this development by following a consistent schedule, giving the children developmentally appropriate materials to use, encouraging their efforts with positive support, and allowing them to explore the environment independently.
-Emergent Curriculum: to develop topics around the interests of the children. Their interests, ideas, and questions will provide the inspiration for classroom projects. Through both child-initiated and teacher-facilitated experiences, children are given the opportunity to fully explore the world around them.
Other curriculum highlights: storytelling, circle time, multi-sensory experiences and games, music, blocks, puzzles, art, natural materials and dramatic play. A major portion of the day plan will include outdoor play to promote physical, social, cognitive, and creative development.
Enrollment Process & Dates:
Open House (optional):
Returning Family: due 1/6
New Family: due 1/20
$75 non-refundable application fee due with application.
You will be notified via mail of the status of your application by 2/1. Your response to the notification is due by 2/15.
*Please note: registration will occur first for currently enrolled students and then by lottery for any remaining spaces.