Welcome to Ermsville Nursery School! We offer a quality developmental program in a small, nurturing environment. In our school, our children are encouraged to explore, discover and create together.
Ermsville Nursery School would not be possible without a dedicated professional staff. Our teachers are united by a genuine interest in children and an enthusiasm for learning. They are trained to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that challenges and enriches each child. Our programs are designed to help children grow toward increasing physical, social, and emotional competence so that they feel safe and confident in our school.
We believe learning is an active process. Children learn best by doing and experimenting, and it is the teacher’s role to provide an environment that is exciting to explore. Our teachers guide children’s development by providing hands-on activities that allow children to discover and make conclusions on their own.
We believe a program for young children should respect the individuality of each child and recognize his/her unique needs. Our teachers strive to provide individual learning opportunities and choices to encourage independent thinking and foster self-esteem.
Our curriculum is based on the development of the whole child. Emotional, physical, social, and intellectual developments are interrelated and all activities are designed to stimulate growth in more than one area. The classroom environment is organized into a variety of interest areas and broad themes are developed to stimulate learning in each area.
Storytelling, singing, and dramatic play are just some of the activities that encourage language development.
Intellectual growth is stimulated through the use of puzzles, matching games, and manipulative tasks that encourage problem solving skills.
Our program fosters the child’s imagination through open-ended art activities, free play, music and dance.
Areas provided for running, jumping, and climbing contribute to the development of large motor skills. Small motor skills are developed through the use of manipulative and art activities.
Children learn to socialize by playing together, sharing, listening and resolving conflict.
The Parents’ Role
We encourage you to share in the day-to-day activities of the school. Parents are always welcome to observe or participate in their child’s classroom. We often ask parents to help with field trips and special celebrations. Children enjoy sharing their classroom and schoolmates with parents, and parents benefit by having a clearer perception of their children’s daily life.