What is the Philosophy of Fullerton Community Nursery School?
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.
What can you tell me about the teachers?
The four teachers at this school are Miss Sally, Miss Micky, Miss Melissa, and Miss Jackie.
Miss Sally has been teaching at FCNS since 1984 and was our director from 1989-2022. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from California State University, Northridge and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Oaks College.
Miss Micky has been at FCNS since 1991. She teaches both three year-old classes and has been teaching at FCNS since 1991. She earned an Early Childhood Teaching certificate from Fullerton College and attained over 24 units in Child Development.
Miss Melissa has been teaching for 28 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Melissa started working at FCNS in 2018 as a long-term sub. She is now the teacher of our Parent/Toddler Class and the school's Director.
Miss Jackie has been working with young children since 2014, and has been an elementary tutor for almost 6 years. She is working to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Communications with a minor in Child Development from Cal State Fullerton. She is currently taking child development units at Santa Ana Community College.
How much is tuition?
The 2022-2022 monthly tuition is $193 for two days (3 year old program) and $285 for three days (4 year old program). Tuition may be subject to a slight increase.
What other responsibilities do the parents have?
There are various other obligations parents must meet. This is a co-op. Parents are expected to attend 5 mandatory meetings as well as participate in each housekeeping and maintenance one time per child. All of this is explained in detail at the school's orientation and there are frequent reminders. Working together allows us to get to know each other and benefits your child's early education and school.
What is a typical activity schedule during the school day?
9:00-9:50 Inside Play
9:50-10:35 Outside Play
10:50-11:15 Story, Music
11:15-11:45 Outside Play
11:45-12:00 Cleanup, Sharing, Dismissal
How many days am I required to volunteer?
This depends on how many children you have attending the school and how many days your child attends. However, generally parents volunteer twice a month per child.
Can I bring siblings on my workday?
In a word, no. Most children here have siblings both younger and older. On a work day you must make arrangements for siblings.
What kind of snack do I need to bring to school?
Please bring your child a simple, healthy snack and a water bottle labeled with your child's name to school daily.
As health risks involving nut allergies have increased, for the safety of our students and staff we do not allow peanut or peanut butter for snack during standard school hours of 9am-12pm.
If I am the art parent to I have to provide the art idea and supplies?
The school provides all of the supplies and the idea. However, if you have an idea for an art project please share it with the teachers.
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Fullerton Community Nursery School 2050 Youth Way, Bldg 2
Fullerton, CA 92835 (714) 525-1251