Sharing Thoughts- It's Circle Time!
If you're looking for a preschool that both you and your child will adore, this is it. The teachers are very kind, creative and patient. They respect each child's individuality, engage them in a multitude of crafts and learning activities, and each child can share their thoughts, especially in circle time. The immense playground in the back is such a treat! You can also be class parent and see what goes on in the class; first-hand; work on projects with other parents throughout the year, and learn more about your neighborhood too. Start your child with the Bears and when you watch your little Elephant graduate, you will wish your child didn't have to leave ICNS so soon to go to kindergarten!
A School that Meets Your Needs!
I am a former parent who adores ICNS. I had two criteria when looking for a nursery school for my son. First, it must have a loving and warm environment, and second "would they change his diaper"? I was finding that most nursey school programs do not change diapers! Both of these important issues were met. He was cared for by a wonderful teacher...who also changed his diaper! It was a beautiful experience for my child and me. And as a bonus I was able to share in his nursery school experience by participating in his classroom. These are memories that I will always cherish.
Comfort within our Cooperative!
My son went to another Nursery School before ICNS and hated it. He was miserable and it broke my heart to send him, but as a working mom my choices were limited. When we found ICNS it was like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders! My son loves going and can't wait for Tuesdays and Thursdays to come! It is such a comfort to me that my son is welcomed into a classroom that respects his needs and rises to the challenge to make sure that my son feels safe and happy. Without ICNS my son would not be getting the wonderful experiences he is receiving now!! We are forever grateful to the wonderful teachers and are so glad we found this wonderful school!
From a Former Student and ICNS Mom!
I attended InterCommunity in the '70's and was thrilled to be able to send my children. ICNS offers an exceptional pre-school experience in a warm, nurturing, welcoming environment. My oldest left ICNS and entered Kindergarten fully prepared for his elementary school education. I, as a parent, was also happy to be involved in a cooperative school. To be able to share in this experience with my children has been priceless; as they are only this age once.
A Graduate's Family Returns!
I am a proud member of this not-for-profit cooperative preschool. My 8 year old son attended "ICNS" years ago and we've returned with our youngest now. It is nestled on a lovely street and boasts an amazing backyard playground; slides, swings, train, pirate ship and all! So many of the children refer to the school as home which signifies there comfort in the classroom settings. The teachers are wonderful, caring and nurturing. Many of them have been parents at our school as well. The curriculum allows for kids to be kids, allowing learning to take place through projects, activities and play. Being able to participate in the classroom is priceless. You learn so much about your child through this experience. I highly recommend this school to parents who wish to " take part" in building the foundation for their child's education.