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.
are the maximum enrollment numbers for each
program? 15 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 8
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 childhood
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. 11:15 Outdoor play / large motor / or music & movement. 11:30 Pick-up.
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. 2:30 Clean-up / story. 2:45 Outdoor play / large
motor / or music & movement. 3:00 Pick-up.
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.
Nursery School offer
an extended stay option? Yes.
We offer an hour-long Lunch Bunchprogram. 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, to be paid weekly or monthly. • 3’s / Tuesdays & Thursdays: Bring lunch. Stay an extra hour. Pick-up at 12:30
4’s / Wednesdays & Fridays:
Bring lunch. Stay an extra hour. Pick-up at 12:30 p.m. •
Pre-K’s and Kindergarten Enrichment / Daily: 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? No. Parents sign up on a rotating basis to
provide a daily snack for the entire class. Snacks are eaten in a family-style
manner so that children may practice self-help and sharing skills. See our “Good to Know” section for
Three's Four's Pre-Kindergarten
At Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001 · 860-678-1267 · www.avonnurseryschool.org