First Nursery School is a non-denominational Christian preschool specifically designed to give children a chance to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Along with developing social and intellectual skills, children learn values and good manners in a loving environment.
Children are divided into age grouped classes, working with qualified and loving teachers in each area of the program. They will experience Music, Circle Time, Bible Lessons, Art, daily physical exercise, (outdoor play will be weather dependent), Kindergarten Standards and Readiness.
Several program options for children ages 3-4-5 are available:
Part-time (9:00 a.m. – noon) or Full-time (drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
- 2 – Day – Monday and Friday
- 3 – Day – Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
- 5 –Day – Monday through Friday
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Our Full-time program consists of lunch, educational centers, rest time, snack, show and tell, yoga and movement, story time, StoryMobile visit from JV Brown Library, art centers, weekly theme/letter games and activities, science experiments, and outdoor play. In addition to offering high quality educational child care for working parents, the afternoon program is a great transition for those children heading off to all-day Kindergarten or if you feel your child needs more enrichment in a fun and loving educational setting. Pick-up is flexible, most kids leave between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. Morning drop-off is available as early as 7:30 a.m. and is part of Full-time tuition.
First Nursery School offers a special program for two-year olds. Children must be two by September 1st. Play time with free play, circle time, art projects, snack, Bible Story and gym are all part of our morning. Our program features small class sizes of 6 children and loving, qualified teachers. Children do not need to be potty-trained to attend the 2 year old program. Classes are two days per week: Tuesday and Thursday OR Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-noon.
(Cost is $8 per hour and is scheduled privately with Director to better accommodate needs of busy parents)
- Early morning hours – we offer early hours from 7:30-9:00 a.m.
- Lunch bunch – 12:00-1:00 – pack a lunch for your child.
*Children must be potty-trained to participate in Lunch Bunch.
Daily Activities: Daily activities for FNS focus on a different theme each week. Some examples include: Me and My Family, Fall, Pumpkins, Community Helpers, Weather, Colors, Numbers, Opposites, Outer Space, and Holidays. Parents will receive a detailed Weekly update on all the happenings at FNS!
Special Events: We offer fun special events throughout the year. In the fall, we visit a pumpkin patch (with parent/guardian accompaniment). Other educational in-school visits have included a visit from the Williamsport City Firefighters and their trucks, Paramedics and an ambulance, Police officers and their cars, an interactive Christmas Story with Pastor Matt, and a puppet show featuring Kingdom Kidz Puppets at Easter. In addition, we host a Christmas Program, Donut Day with Dad, our amazing Art Show featuring many art projects based on children’s literature, and Mother’s Day Tea. Our year ends with a fabulous Graduation Program for those moving on to Kindergarten.
“When a child leaves the comfort of their own home, a parent worries. Will they be loved, cared for, learn, have fun, laugh, be creative, be encouraged? The list of worries could go on forever. We could not have imagined a more loving, caring, nurturing environment for our son (and nervous parents:)). The AMAZING staff of FNS loved him just as if he were their own. His love of learning, friendship, God and countless other things grew in ways we did not expect. FNS is a place, or better yet, an experience that has touched our lives in such a positive manner. We felt like we were part of the FNS family from the very beginning. We are beyond blessed to have had our son be a part of FNS – we just wished we would have started him sooner to have more time at such an amazing place! 🙂 “
“From the moment you walk into First Nursery School, you can feel what a warm and caring environment it is. The staff is loving and energetic–truly amazing. Prior to starting at FNS, our daughter was reserved and timid; anxious about change and anything unfamiliar. By the end of her two years there, we were amazed by how much she had blossomed. The wonderful staff there gave her the confidence she needed to shine and show the world who she really is. We feel so blessed to have been a part of the First Nursery family. We are going to miss the school and the amazing staff. Thank you, FNS!”