The United Methodist Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian program, founded in 1969, owned and operated by Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church. Our curriculum mixes structure with plenty of flexibility for young active minds, taught by a highly qualified team of teachers in a happy nurturing environment. The Nursery School program is licensed by the Dept. of Early Education and Care of Massachusetts and is in compliance with all Health and Safety Regulations of the Town of Winchester. It is also accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.
The United Methodist Nursery School has an open door policy. Parents are welcome at any time to come in and join class activities, read a story with us and sing some songs. The children love it and so do we.
It is the Nursery School’s philosophy that school and learning should be an enjoyable time of exploration and discovery. Most of what young children learn is through direct sensory experience; therefore we promote learning through play. We provide time for free play experiences as well as teach concepts through planned and directed activities. The school atmosphere encourages freedom of choice within a structured environment and supports children’s independence. Children take great pride in accomplishing tasks on their own and grow in self confidence with each new success. Our program is planned to meet the developmental needs of the children and support them as they grow physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. Our goal at the United Methodist Nursery School is to make every child’s first school experience a positive one that begins a lifetime of learning.