Wilmette Community Nursery School

Center in Wilmette, IL 60091

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1125 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
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Wilmette Community Nursery School (WCNS) provides high quality, developmentally appropriate, play-based educational programs for young children and support for their families. The school provides a carefully planned, nurturing environment that facilitates the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children who are 2 to 6 years in age. The curriculum emphasizes play, social interaction and creativity, and encourages curiosity and the development of self-esteem by emphasizing the childrens ability to make choices for themselves.

At WCNS, your childs needs and feelings are our primary interest. Our school offers a place for noisy, active children as well as quiet, thoughtful childrenwe have an activity guaranteed to fit their mood and personality on any given day. In this stimulating environment, your child will make new friends, discover new toys and talents, and build confidence across his/her developing skills.

Child Ages:
2 years - 6 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
NAEYC - WAEC Accredited
Children per Teacher:
Infant: -/-, Toddler: 15/2, Pre k: 30/3, Afterschool: -/-
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 11:30

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Wilmette Community Nursery School (WCNS) is a happy place, full of eager, bright preschool children who are actively learning through play. Our curriculum and philosophy are consistent with the leading thought that children learn best when they are actively participating in hands-on, interactive experiences. Our curriculum introduces engaging and developmentally appropriate activities and centers designed to foster cognitive, physical, emotional and social development in young children.

Play-based programs such as WCNS allow children to explore their environment and manipulate the materials in any way they see fit. Repetition of activities allows learning to take place in increasingly difficult or challenging steps or tiers. As an activity is revisited, outcomes become more focused, creative and complex through parallel or cooperative play and through the discovery process. This type of approach to learning is far more effective for young children than listening to someone talk or expecting preschoolers to fill out worksheets.

In order to be relevant and meet the needs of every child, we fashion our classroom environment and activities to reflect the families that we serve and the community that we live in. And we focus our efforts on stimulating the development of self-esteem, independence, problem solving skills and a life-long love of learning in the young children that we teach.

On a typical day at WCNS, you would observe a wide range of activities, interactions and circumstances, all supportive of our philosophical approach to the education of small children.


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