We believe that the youngest learners at Children’s Nest Day Schools should be shown a path that leads them towards a lifetime of learning. Toddlers as young as one-year-old will benefit from our caring atmosphere, reassuring routine, and stimulating activities. Children this age learn most effectively through a balance of play, teacher-led activities, and repetition. Most importantly, of course, these children need a surplus of nurturing, so love and personal attention are something we include in every activity.
The long-term goal of our Early Preschool Program is to prepare your child as she begins the journey that will eventually lead her into kindergarten and beyond as a successful lifelong learner. In the short term, our early preschool teachers focus on preparing your child for the next level of curriculum at Children’s Nest. Throughout the three-year preschool curriculum, which encompasses Early Preschool, Preschool and then Pre-Kindergarten, your child will acquire a full breadth of developmental skills necessary to successfully enter kindergarten eager and ready to learn.
Children’s Nest Day School is a licensed provider of Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) for the State of Florida. VPK is free-of-charge during scheduled hours – usually 8:30 am – 11:30 am M-F during the school year. (Please email or call one of our schools for information on how to register.) We strongly encourage the parents of all eligible children to take full advantage of VPK. Completion of a state-licensed pre-kindergarten program like ours ensures that children will be able to make the transition to the public school classroom with confidence and ease.
We look at each day as a learning journey in our pre-kindergarten classrooms, where we help children develop the cognitive, social, language, physical and early literacy skills necessary to be successful in their school career.
Our classroom consists of certified and well-trained teachers leading their students through a variety of activities each with the expressed purpose of preparing your child for their academic future. From story time and art projects to center time and science experiments, VPK aims to foster a lifelong love of learning.
Before and After -School Care
Children’s Nest offers school-age children a safe, fun and educational experience before or after elementary school. Fully-licensed and trained drivers and state-approved buses and vans deliver children safely to and from schools in our neighborhoods. Tailored to the interests and needs of school-age children, our before- and after-school programs feature a broad range of fun, entertaining and age-appropriate activities. Children do homework, play games with friends, work on art projects, play on computers and more.
School-age classrooms include a playground for school-age children that provide safe climbing, riding and game-related activities. We also provide a host of off-site field trips to skating rinks, bowling alleys, parks, museums and the like during summer months and holidays when schools are out of session.