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Five Mile River Nursery School

Address: 5 Pennoyer St, Norwalk, CT 06853, USA

Location:Rowayton United Methodist Church
Address:5 Pennoyer St, Rowayton, CT
Website:Five Mile River Nursery School
Drop Off:Yes
Lunch Bunch/Extended Day:Yes
Session Length:September to June
Birthdate Cut-Off:varies by age


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.


2019-2020 Schedule

2 Year Olds
Monday-Friday (choose 1-5 days)

3 Year Olds - 2 Days
Thursday & Friday

3 Year Olds - 4 Days
M, T, W

3 Year Olds - 5 Days

4 Year Olds - 5 Days

Pre-K - 5 Days

Enrollment Process & Dates:

Open House (optional):

1/5/19 @ 2pm


Returning Family: due 1/4/19

New Family: due 1/15/19

Download application form here or register online here.

$75 non-refundable application fee due with application.


You will be notified via mail of the status of your application by 2/1/19.

*Please note: registration will occur first for currently enrolled students and then by lottery for any remaining spaces.

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