How early do I need to enroll my child? Is there an enrollment fee?
Registration for the September through May school period typically begins in December
of the previous year. Registration is open one month earlier for re-enrolling students,
siblings, Avon Nursery School alumni and members of Avon Congregational Church.
We will continue to accept students throughout the year, depending on individual program
capacity and your child's age eligibility. There is a $150 enrollment fee.
What are the maximum enrollment numbers for each program?
16 children is the maximum per class.
What is the teacher-student ratio?
1 teacher: 5 students.
Are you nationally accredited? YES!
Avon Nursery School is now the only nationally-accredited, dedicated nursery school program
in Avon, and one of three in the Farmington Valley. Only about 7,000 programs across the
country are currently accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC), or approximately 10 percent of all preschools and other early childhood
programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, ANS went through an extensive 3-year self-study
process, measuring its program and services against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program
Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria.
“The NAEYC Accreditation system raises the bar for early childhood programs,” said Jerlean
E. Daniel, Ph.D, executive director of NAEYC. “Having earned NAEYC Accreditation is a
sign that Avon Nursery School is a leader in a national effort to invest in high-quality early
What will my child’s schedule be like?
For the Morning 3's and 4's Programs:
9:00 Check-in / hand washing / teacher-directed activities.
9:20 Circle time.
9:45 Bathroom visits / hand washing / snack.
10:15 Learning centers.
11:00 Outdoor play / large motor / or music & movement.
For the Afternoon Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrichment Programs:
12:30 Check-in, hand washing, skill-based table activities.
1:00 Circle time.
1:30 Hand washing / snack.
1:45 Learning centers / skill-building.
2:15 Clean-up / story.
2:30 Outdoor play / large motor / or music & movement.
Does my child have to be potty trained? Yes.
Can my child and I come in for a visit? Yes.
We have an open-door policy. We welcome and encourage visits at any time
of the year! We know how important it is for you and your child to see our space
and feel comfortable in our classrooms. You may schedule an individual tour by
phoning 860-678-1267 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you go on field trips? No.
We invite special guests to come into ANS to present programs
related to music or animals.
Does Avon Nursery School offer an extended stay option? Yes.
We offer an hour-long Lunch Bunch program. It runs 5 days a week, and usually starts
in October. Lunch Bunch is a time when children may enjoy eating with their classmates,
having casual conversations and playing in small groups. A story is usually read before
dismissal. Lunch Bunch is $10 per day, you will be billed quarterly
• 3’s / Tuesdays & Thursdays: Bring lunch. Stay an extra hour. Pick-up at 12:30 p.m.
• 4’s / Wednesdays & Fridays: Bring lunch. Stay an extra hour. Pick-up at 12:30 p.m.
• Pre-K’s : Bring lunch. Come an hour EARLIER.
Drop-off at 11:30 a.m. (No earlier please)!
How does religion play a role in ANS?
We recognize Christian holidays and say a prayer of thanks before our children
eat their snack. We appreciate diversity, celebrate holidays from other traditions,
and teach the timeless and universal principles of love, respect, peace, tolerance,
sharing, kindness, courtesy and good manners.
Do I need to pack a daily snack for my child?
Yes, please send in a nutritious snack and water bottle daily, if your child is staying for lunch bunch, you would include a lunch. Extended day students would need two snacks and a lunch.
Water is always available, and we have a "snack drawer" in case anyone forgets.