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  • Welcome to Croton Community Nursery School

    Preschool Learning Through Play
    • Social Studies

      Holidays, Similarities, Differences, Cultures, Community, Families, Workers, Cooperation

    • Arts

      Projects, Painting, Crafts, Music, Singing, Dancing, Drama, Crayons, Collages, Markers

    • Science

      Weather, Seasons, Plants, Experiments, Animals, Space, Humans, Fire Safety, Nutrition, Dinosaurs, Water Table, Sand Table

    • Language Arts

      Spoken Language, Printed Language, Stories, Poems, Books, Name Recognition, Letters, Upper Case, Lower Case, Signs, Charts, Lists, Telling Stories

    • Math

      Counting, Calendar, Blocks, Patterns, Number Recognition, Days of the week, Months, Shapes, Sorting, Graphing, Time, Measurements, Cooking

    • Social

      Playground activities, Fire fighter visits, Librarian visits, Music and Movement, Dentist visits, Visit the elderly

  • Our philosophy is learning through play as we offer a stimulating environment for children.

    • Cooperative School

      Parents are actively involved in social activities and in the teaching process by doing monthly parent participation days … Learn More

    • Participation is key

      Parents are an integral part of their child’s first school experience at CCNS … Learn More

    • Mission Statement

      The teachers, in cooperation with family and community, create a nurturing environment that enables children to develop independence, curiosity, respect and a passion for learning

    • The Cooperative Philosophy

      Parents become part of a community working together to help grow our school … Learn More

    • Our Educational Philosophy

      Work and play, fun and learning, take place simultaneously as the child makes contact with the world around him/her … Learn More

    • Teaching Years

      Since 1945 we have been teaching

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      Satisfied Parents

      Happy students, happy parents

    • Morning Sessions

      We have two classes in the morning

    • Afternoon Sessions

      Our PRE-K program meets in the afternoon

    • Teachers

      Every class has a dedicated teacher

  • Our Classes

    Our preschool program has four dedicated classes
  • We have been educating children for over seventy years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.

    We are fully dedicated to providing your child with the best education

    • Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement
    • Educational field trips and school presentations
    • Individual attention in a small-class setting
    • Opportunities to carry out scientific investigations
    • Positive learning environment for your child
    • Learning & Fun

      Fun activities to help kids learn

    • Healthy Meals

      Parents alternate the task of bringing healthy snacks.

    • Friendly Place

      Welcoming place that engages each child

    • Children Safety

      You can have the peace of mind that our years of experience will provide a safe environment for your kid.

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    • CCNS is a great place for my daughter to start her schooling experience. It’s welcoming and safe and my daughter loves being there.

      Matthew D. Campbell
    • I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old who have been attending for a year now. I can not tell you how much I adore and appreciate all of the wonderful staff.

      Kenneth M. Garcia
    • I have to say that I have 2 children ages 4 and 3 and have used various daycare’s in Kindergartens and this is by far the very best I have ever used.

      Cecil J. Kirk
    • CCNS is a great place for my daughter to start her schooling experience. It’s welcoming and safe and my daughter loves being there.

      Joe R. Hamblen
    • This letter is to recognize you and your staff for doing an excellent job teaching my son. His skill level is significantly better since attending CCNS.

      Tony I. Robinette
  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Postal Address

      25 Van Wyck Street
      Croton-on-the-Hudson, New York 10520

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 914-271-4451
      Barbara Swanson, Director

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      9.00 am – 3.15 pm
      Weekend Closed

    • Sessions

      Mornings, 9 am – 11:45 am
      Afternoons, 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm