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SINCE 1974, WE HAVE OFFERED ROCHESTER PARENTS

A UNIQUE EDUCATION ALTERNATIVE

Our program provides opportunities for parents to actively share with their children in the nursery school experience. Parents make up the board of directors, participate in the classroom, and are responsible for all activities of the school other than teaching.

A green alternative since 1974!

EDUCATIONAL MISSION

We are committed to promoting children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth within a warm and loving setting. We recognize the vital importance of play as a medium for learning and for providing a firm foundation for later academic success.

Children are encouraged to express themselves verbally, emotionally and creatively through the rich and diverse media of language, art, dramatic play, block building, music and movement.

The special relationship children have with nature receives particular emphasis in our program. We draw upon the children’s curiosity and sense of wonder as we closely follow the changing seasons and explore and handle many objects from the natural world.

Our goal is to integrate children’s innate eagerness to learn with a deep and enduring respect for their relationship with the environment.

CO-OPERATIVE MISSION
As a parent-run cooperative we are committed to working together to achieve the very best for our school, our children, and our family community. This means dreaming together, talking together and acting together. We work with shared decision making, shared responsibility and shared action. All families are expected to actively participate in school life, and although the Board functions as the representative voice of the school, our meetings are open, and the ideas and opinions of all community members are sought and valued.

EBNS on WXXI

In late 2014 EBNS was the focus of the WXXI Radio Program – Connections : Education Friday hosted by Evan Dawson. Click this link to listen to a recording of the show.