Staff

ABOUT OUR TEACHER TOM…

Finding His Way To EBNS:

Teacher ● Father ● Traveler ● Nurturer ● Farmer ● Learner

Educational Experiences:

Early Childhood Education at SUNY Geneseo ● Kindergarten Teacher at Cobblestone School ● Art Teacher in the Rochester City School District

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Educational Philosophy:

  • Child-Centered, experiential education
  • engage kids and prepare them for future learning.
  • Play! Wonder! Nurture! Fairytales, songs and games are used to open minds and hearts.
  • Learning and life are seasonal and rhythmic. Varying play by the season and by the day is purposeful and allows children to learn actively.

Hopes Within the Classroom:

  • Every child should feel important and understand that their feelings matter.
  • Children will come together respecting and caring for one another so they will grow to function as healthy adults with an appreciation for community.
  • When friends are sad, hurt or feeling left out, they talk about how it is important that everyone feel included and safe, with their bodies as well as their hearts.
  • Children will be encouraged to notice each other and to let each other know when something is not right or if someone is hurting.
  • Embracing the joy of teaching, learning and community!

“What could be more magical than watching children grow?” – Teacher Tom

ABOUT OUR TEACHER AUDREY…

Finding Her Way To EBNS:

Sister  ● Babysitter ● Writer ● Activist ● School Mediator

Educational Experiences:

Unschooler since birth ● Teacher Assistant at Elizabeth Clark Dance ● Conflict mediator for K-8th grade students at RCSD #19 School ● Trained in Nonviolent Communication (M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence) and Kingian Nonviolence (Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.)

Educational Philosophy

  • Learning happens everywhere
  • Play is never time wasted
  • Children’s voices are valuable and deserve to be heard

“If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Facilities

EBNS is located in Community of the Savior Church near the intersection of East Henrietta Road and Mt. Hope Avenue, close to the University of Rochester.

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We have three indoor classrooms, the use of a large indoor play area and a fenced outdoor playground. Active play is an important part of every day. Whenever possible, the children have outside playtime.

The outdoor play area is adjacent to the school building, and is equipped with:

  • swing set
  • slide
  • large sandbox and various sand toys
  • jungle gym
  • playhouse
  • a vegetable garden
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When the weather is inclement, the children play indoors. They may use the climbing equipment or indoor sandbox, play with balls and toys, explore the castle, or participate in organized games. In addition, there is a dress up area and dramatic play room.

Enrollment

Open House 2019

Saturday, January 19th 2019 10am-1pm

Thursday, January 31st 2019 5:30pm-8pm

Save the dates! Stop by to see the classrooms, where the magic of learning occurs, and have an opportunity to meet and speak with current EBNS parents.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet our school’s teacher, Tom Moore!

Application for 2019-2020

EBNS APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION 2019-2020.doc – Google Docs

EBNS APPLICATION INFORMATION 2019-2020.doc – Google Docs

Application Information 2019-2020

Complete the Application form (2 pages). Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

  1.  Pay the $50 application fee ($25 for additional siblings, if applying for more than one child) at the time you submit the application materials. Applications submitted without the fee cannot be considered. Checks should be made payable to EBNS. The application fee is non-refundable and is not applied to your tuition. While applications will be available at our two Open Houses in January, on the 19th and 31st, you may access the application on our website, www.ebns.org, and mail the completed application and fee to our Registrar at EBNS’ address:

Sarah Bass, EBNS Registrar

4 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, New York 14620

  1.  You will be contacted by our Registrar upon receipt of your application. Each application is carefully reviewed beginning February 1. Should more discernment be necessary, the second stage of admissions may be an interview. You will be notified of the enrollment status of your child no later than March 1.
  2.  If your child is offered a spot in one of our classes, you will receive an acceptance letter, a Parent/Guardian Agreement, and a Physician’s Report initially; a tuition bill along with other pertinent forms will be sent out after receipt of the Parent/Guardian Agreement. A first payment of 25% of tuition is due May 1 and secures your child’s spot in the class. In the event that more applications are received than openings in a class, a lottery will be generated. If your child is placed on a waiting list, you will be contacted if a spot becomes available. Please feel free to contact our Registrar, Sarah Bass, at any time (registrar@ebns.org or (585) 633-8935).
  3. If you are a returning family, be sure that all previous tuition charges at EBNS have been paid in full. Applications cannot be considered if there are outstanding tuition payments.
  4. Limited scholarships are available based on financial need. Scholarship applications are available on our website at www.ebns.org. Please contact our Treasurer at (585) 633-8935 or treasurer@ebns.org for more details.
  5. EBNS offers a cooperative nursery school and cooperative KinderGarden program in a multi-age educational setting for children ages 3 to 6 years old. It is recommended that families apply for their children in the program following the guidelines provided below, with exceptions made upon agreement between the family, our teacher, and the Registrar team. We also recommend that children be toilet-trained or in the process, though it is not required.

You will be notified by our Registrar once we’ve received your application.  If you would like to know how many children are on a class’s waiting list, or have any questions at all, please email Registrar@ebns.org or call the school at 585-633-8935.     

Thank you again for your interest in EBNS!  We look forward to receiving your application!  

Please note:  Limited scholarships are available based on financial need. Scholarship applications are available on our website at www.ebns.org. Please contact our Treasurer at (585) 633-8935 or treasurer@ebns.org for more details.

EBNS offers a cooperative nursery school and cooperative KinderGarden program in a multi-age educational setting for children ages 3 to 6 years old. It is recommended that families apply for their children in the program following the guidelines provided below, with exceptions made upon agreement between the family, our teacher, and the Registrar team. We also recommend that children be toilet-trained or in the process, though it is not required.

Annual Tuition/Involvement Information 2019-2020


 T & TH Mornings Class
(For 3 to 4-Year-Olds)

M, W & F Mornings Class
(For 4 to 5-Year-Olds)

 M – F Morning Class
(For 5 to 6-Year-Olds)

Dollar Cost

$1,050

$1,450

$2,075

Time Involvement(ranges from an avg of 1-5 hrs per week, or 100 hrs/year)

·Parent Helper Days in the Classroom (~6-7 days)
·Parent Team Responsibility (possible Board position)
·Participation in School Fundraising
·Attendance at School and Community Events

·Parent Helper Days in the Classroom (~7-8 days)
·Parent Team Responsibility (possible Board position)
·Participation in School Fundraising
·Attendance at School and Community Events

·Parent Helper Days in the Classroom (~8-9 days)
·Parent Team Responsibility (possible Board position)
·Participation in School Fundraising
·Attendance at School and Community Events
A 15% discount off the lesser tuition is available for families with siblings attending concurrently.
Families of siblings in more than one class are responsible for the number of Parent Helper Days for the older sibling’s class. This is subject to change as the number of families enrolled can effect the number of days needed from each family.

EBNS is a small school and our budget is tight. We strive to keep tuition as affordable as possible so that our school is available to as many families as possible. If you have the means to make an additional donation to the school, please consider doing so. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution. Your donation will help to provide additional supplies, help fund larger improvement projects, or go toward our scholarship fund. Please submit your donation to our Treasurer, (treasurer@ebns.org) with a note so that s/he can send you a tax receipt, or you can donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/fundebns.

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Additional Information:

What Does it Mean to Be in a Co-Op?

Immunization Form/Physician’s Report Form

EBNS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2019-2020.doc – Google Docs

Email Registrar@ebns.org for a tour!