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|About||State licensed nursery school in downeast Maine. Our child-centered program allows children to learn with a careful balance of structure and free play.|
|Mission||The growth and development of a young child involves giant strides within the first five years of life. Nurturing the continuing healthy development of all spectrums of this growth is the purpose of our child-centered preschool program. Within the surrounding of a safe and caring environment, children stretch their minds and bodies. Through planned experiences and activities, they learn to recognize their own developing powers. Our supportive staff is alert to the individual needs of children as they work and play, developing healthy attitudes about themselves, each other and the world around them. Journey with us; help us; criticize us; laugh with us; cry with us. Grow with us. And so our motto, “Play, Learn, and Grow…Together!”|
The Narraguagus Nursery School is a nonprofit organization run by a person board comprised of parents, community members and faculty. Since its inception, the school has been funded entirely by fundraisers and tuition. 1, 2, or 3 days/week enrollment options. The school is open Monday through Thursday - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., September through June.
A typical school-day begins with “free-play” - students have their choice of blocks, a sand table, art supplies, and an assortment of toys that inspire pretend play - animals, castles, pirate ships, etc. Following free-play, the children gather for “circle time,” which usually consists of a song and a story. After snack, the teachers work with students on letter recognition and engage them in a creative project geared toward sharpening the social, motor and developmental skills that prepare them to enter kindergarten.