Welcome to Children’s Garden Nursery School!

Children’s Garden Nursery School is a place that I have been fortunate to call ‘home’ for 34 years.

As the owner and principal of the school from the very beginning, I have witnessed many changes over the years. The 2019/2020 school year was one that will not be easily forgotten for many of us in regard to COVID-19 and the disruption it brought to our children’s school experience and lives in general.

I had to make the difficult decision not to offer preschool this school year due to childcare licensing limitations and also knowing that the integrity of our programming and what we would typically offer these very young children would be adversely affected.  I couldn’t imagine having to coerce the first time or returning preschoolers to enter the school without the assurance of their caregiver within our school walls. Choosing to operate as a private school allows us to offer kindergarten, grades 1 & 2 programming, These older children will have a better success rate of adapting to a new normal and we can feel more confident that their programming will be as enriched as always due to their maturity and readiness for a school environment.

Despite the challenges, I am excited about the year ahead and feel that our small classes, ability to create as safe an environment as possible will allow your child to have the school year that they deserve.

I take great pride in providing our families with wonderful teachers, excellent programming, and the opportunity for children to experience a positive world of learning. Flexibility within a schedule is the key when teaching elementary-aged children, especially during a school year when we need to be creative in our teaching strategies and be open to all the challenges that may come our way.

This year we have families that have chosen Children’s Garden in place of public school due to the small classes, enhanced safety protocols, and a reduced rate for remote learning. We look forward to providing their children with a year to remember…filled with fun, success in their academic accomplishments, and a time for them to shine within a small group setting.

As a parent myself, I understand that communication between home and school is an important part of a child’s successful school experience. Our small school provides families with a personal touch so that your child is not lost in the crowd and you can be confident that we will meet all of their needs.

Although at this time we are closed to visitors, please feel free to contact us should you like a virtual tour of our school. We look forward to answering all of your questions as you make the important decision of choosing the right school for your child.

I hope to meet you ‘virtually’ soon!

Pauline