Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Cooperative School?
ICNS is a non-profit nursery school chartered and registered under the Voluntary Registration Law of the New York State Department of Education. The cooperative parental involvement allows the business administration of the school to be managed by those who have our student's best interest at heart, their children.
As working parents, is this cooperative school environment manageable?
Yes! You can be a working parent and still enjoy the benefits of ICNS - the amount of time you volunteer is up to you. Parents are expected to participate as "class moms" on a rotational basis which can be a friend/family member if you are unable to participate. Additionally committee participation is required, though the extent of your involvement varies dependent on your time. (Committee meetings are often held in the evenings with varied frequency.) School maintenance is also a parental responsibility (Twice a year).
How are the classrooms managed?
Every classroom has a state-certified teacher leading the class along with an assistant teacher. Additionally, a "class mom" sits in on every class. Class sizes vary from 8-18 children per class.
Does my child have to be potty-trained?
While encouraged, children are not required to be potty-trained.
How are the class lesson plans designed?
ICNS focuses on creativity and socialization development as opposed to a strict educational teaching approach. Lesson plans permit teachers to stimulate children through creative play while introducing educational basics.
NY State Certified Teachers
Over 50 Years in Lynbrook
Large Outdoor Playground
Beneficial Parental Involvement
Developmentally Creative Classroom Activities
Comforting Environment for Children
Unique Opportunity for Parents to Share
Field Trips, Computers, Arts & Crafts, blocks, games, playdough and more!
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