Founded in 1950, Fullerton Community Nursery School is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited parent participation preschool located near Downtown Fullerton.
Fullerton Community Nursery School is a warm, nurturing school that provides a place for children to develop social skills and cultivate curiosity to help maximize later education. We respect each child for his/her unique individuality and accept his/her learning pace. We know the importance of play and will not rush children through the experiences of being a child. In addition, we provide an environment where parents can share in their child's growth while receiving the support and training of a professional staff and other parents. Our school atmosphere nurtures the family spirit and a concern for all children. We respect and reflect cultural diversity.
Preschool is the place where life lessons are learned: how to be a friend, how to behave in groups, how to be respectful to peers and adults, and the importance of kindness and good manners. Preschool nurtures the excitement and joy of learning. With our NAEYC accreditation as well as the involvement of our dedicated teachers and parents, you can be assured that Fullerton Community Nursery School is one of the best programs in the nation!
What is a Co-Op Preschool?
A Cooperative or "Co-Op" Preschool is a parent participation preschool. It is a non-profit, nonsectarian, democratic organization where each family shares in the planning and operation of the school. Parents participate in the program on a rotating basis, serving as assistants to professional early childhood development teachers and staff. The efforts of parents and their direct involvement during the school day make a parent participation school a unique educational endeavor. [answer taken from the "frequently asked questions" section of the the CCPPNS (the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools) website which can be found at: www.ccppns.org
At FCNS, we believe children learn best by doing. It requires thinking and experimenting to find out how things work. All the activities inside and outside are designed for these purposes. We provide a developmentally-appropriate program within a warm and nurturing environment, enabling children to develop their social, emotional, physical, and academic skills while creating a lifelong love of learning. The following are just a few of the great activities and areas we offer to encourage these goals amongst our children:
* Pirate Ship Playscape, Swing Sets, Monkey Bars, Slides, Playhouse, Sandbox, Water Play Area
* Housekeeping Corner
* Sand/Water Table
* Writing/Art Centers
* Manipulative Tables
* Science Tables
* Game Tables
* Library and Reading Coves
* Imaginative Play Centers (Puppets, Blocks, Trains)
*New for 2016-2017 school year: a stage and music wall! Thank you to FCNS Alumni for choosing FCNS as his Eagle Scout project.