Frequently Asked Questions
- 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 Robyn and Miss Kelly.
Miss Sally has been teaching at FCNS since 1984 and directing the school since 1989. 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 Robyn has been teaching at the school since 1988. Robyn teaches one of the four year-old classes and has a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from San Diego State.
Miss Kelly graduated with a B.S in Child and Adolescent studies from CSUF and a California teaching credential in special education.
- Do I need to register today?
You may register at a later date but we cannot guarantee there will be an open space. Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. If you want to attend, please register today.
- How much is tuition?
The 2016-2017 monthly tuition is $133 for two days (3 year old program) and $191 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?
Only when it is your volunteer snack day do you bring the snack for your class. The school provides a list of suggested snacks. However, parents are encouraged to use their imaginations in dreaming up nutritious snacks that are fun for the children to make. The school provides cups, napkins, and water.
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.