Visit North Shore Nursery School

90 Plandome Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
Tel: 516.365.7244

Registration is now open!!

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Programs & Curriculum

 Days and Times

• Toddler Program  (turning 18 months in the fall; with caregiver)

Fridays 9:30 A.M – 11:30 A.M.

Learning through Play Group (2 year olds – separation)

Three through Five day options available

Monday through Friday, 9:15 A.M – 11:30 A.M.

Optional 11:30-12:00 available January.

3 year olds

Monday through Thursday, 9:15 A.M – 12:00 P.M.

Enrichment STEM Program (3 year olds & 4 year olds not enrolled in Prek program)

Fridays, 9:15 A.M – 12:00 P.M.

Prekindergarten (4 year olds)

Monday through Friday, 9:15 A.M – 12:00 P.M.

 Young Fives (5 year olds as of 12/31)

 Monday through Friday, 9:15 A.M – 12:15 P.M.

Age Groups, Class Size, Staffing

The school encompasses five age groups; toddler, two, three, four and young five year old classes. Children must be the appropriate age by December 1st of the school year in which they enter the program to be eligible for enrollment. The only exception is the Young Fives class, children turning 5 by 12/31 will be accepted. 

Toddler Class with Caregiver  is a gentle introduction to a structured, school-like environment without overwhelming children, affording both parents and children the opportunity to make new friends within the community. Children will enjoy storytelling, music and movement, hands on play, and social interaction under the guidance of a nurturing, experienced teacher.

Learning through Play Group (2 year olds – separationgroups are 8-10 children, each center on providing a secure, safe and comfortable environment where young children can learn to separate from their parent under the care and guidance of experienced, mature teachers who are trained to ease the process for parent as well as child. A certified head teacher, and one to two experienced assistant teachers, work with each group.

Three year old and Prekindergarten classes are up to 16 children (3’s) and up to 18 children (Pre-K). Two teachers, a certified head teacher, and an experienced assistant teacher, work with each group. A music specialist teaches each class one day per week for a thirty-minute session. 

Young Fives are for children who will turn 5 by 12/31 who are not quite ready for Kindergarten. Groups are 6-10 children with an experienced, certified head teacher. The children will expand upon what they learned in Pre-K and gain all the skills necessary for success in kindergarten. 


2’s, 3’s and Pre-K Curriculum

In keeping with nature’s timetable, developmentally appropriate fun experiences are provided in a play oriented atmosphere in order to foster a love of learning. 

Learning Withour Tears (LWT) is the program we use in our Pre-K and Young Fives classes to teach handwriting, literacy and math. The 3s classes also use LWT for their readiness skills in these three areas. 

Socialization– all areas of learning encourage building positive self esteem and good relationships with others

Language Arts– a print rich environment including letters, rhyming, stories, games, discussions and dramatic play

Math– counting, calendar, numbers, blocks, sorting, graphing, weight and measure

Science– seasons, weather, magnets, floating, sinking, measuring, health and nutrition, cooking activities

Music– weekly music and movement lesson with music specialists as well as daily music

• Art– experiences include paint, play dough, cutting and pasting with emphasis on free expression and creativity

• Crafts– to enhance a particular concept, develop a skill or reinforce learning

Manipulative– for small motor development and cooperative play

• Large Motor Development– spacious indoor playroom, large outdoor playground.

*Enrichment – Throughout the year outside programs come to NSNS, such as Teddy Roosevelt Society (science), Sports Unlimited (large motor development), Kick Start (sports and character development), Dentist and Fire Truck, as well as walking trips to Manhasset Library, Post Office and bakery.