Carlisle Community Nursery School (CCNS)
Who We AreCarlisle Community Nursery School (CCNS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. We are administered and operated by participating parents under the direction of trained and certified teachers. CCNS employs the teachers, equips the school, and maintains maximum membership completely within our annual budget.
Our goal at CCNS is to promote the social and intellectual growth of preschool children. We offer all the advantages of a typical preschool plus we offer valuable developmental experiences for both you and your child to share.
Our PhilosophyCCNS offers a program and environment rich in a variety of stimuli and experiences suited to your child’s individual needs.
We recognize that play is a child’s work and of great value in furthering the child’s social development. Because CCNS is a cooperative effort, our participating parents take an active role in policy and program decisions. They are asked to take part in classroom activities once a month – helping the teachers, supervising crafts or games, and providing a nutritious snack and drink. **A paid aide option is available if you are unable to participate in the classroom.
CCNS GuidelinesOur teachers provide an enriched environment for developing social relationships within a planned, yet flexible program. Time is also available for children to pursue individual interests and explore the school’s resources. After initial direction, the teacher’s role becomes one of guidance and helpful supervision.
In addition, each child’s approach to leaning and experimentation within the myriad of choices offered at CCNS should be unique flexible. This does not suggest lack of guidance, but a subtle approach to learning. The child’s interests are largely self-motivated, yet actively assisted by the teacher (and parent helpers) through encouraging self-expression and answering questions.
Carlisle Community Nursery School
First Church of the Brethren
1340 Forge Road
Carlisle, PA 17013