Deerfield Community Nursery School

Preschool in Deerfield, IL 60015

801 Rosemary Ter
Deerfield, IL 60015
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*DCNS is a unique community for your child and your whole family. The warm, supportive, caring and fun community is exemplified in ways. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else in Deerfield.
*Small class sizes and low child-to-teacher ratios mean more individualized attention for each child.
*Our experienced and nurturing teachers are passionate about early childhood education. Our staff truly cares about your child and your whole family.
*A play-based philosophy is the foundation for DCNS’s curriculum.
*For more than 45 years DCNS has been providing a quality preschool education to the children in the Deerfield area.

Deerfield Community Nursery School (DCNS) welcomes all preschool-age children and has no religious affiliation. DCNS is a not-for-profit program licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Child Ages:
1.5 years - 6 years
Hours of Operation:
08:45 - 12:00

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Play is the cornerstone to our educational philosophy. It has purpose and meaning to children and is a major avenue for development and learning. Teachers strive to make learning fun by using play situations to help children relate to concepts and ideas. For instance, blocks are used to introduce such math concepts as more than, higher than, and smaller than all terms which have clear and concrete meaning for children. Learning this way is fun and engaging, and it allows teachers to create a classroom atmosphere that buzzes and bubbles with delight.

In designing our programs, three goals are paramount:
1. Help child and parent adjust as the child makes the transition from the security of home to a small group setting.
2. Provide a warm atmosphere where a child can eagerly participate.
3. Develop a trusting relationship between child, parent and teacher.


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