Celebrating 75 Years
Northport Nursery School has been serving the community as a cooperative preschool since 1941, offering classes for children age 2 through 5. A non-profit, non-sectarian organization, our school is registered with and follows guidelines established by the New York State Education Department.
What is a cooperative?
A cooperative gives parents the opportunity to take an active role in their child's nursery school experience. Families participate in the classroom approximately once a month, and serve on a school committee. When participating in the classroom, parents shadow their child throughout his or her school day, giving them the chance to observe their child in a hands-on, group-learning environment. Our uniquely nurturing community is supported by our committees and various social events for both parents and children throughout the year.
Non-participating status is also available for parents who are unable to commit to volunteering in the classroom.
Our teachers and assistants are well-qualified, caring individuals passionate about early childhood education and sensitive to each of their student’s needs. Classes are grouped according to age, and have a dedicated teacher, teacher assistant and participating parent. All staff hold CPR certification and recertify annually.
There is a maximum class size of 14 children for our 3-year-old classes and 18 for our 4-year-old classes.
Northport Nursery School’s well-maintained facilities are set on 2.5 acres of wooded land and include our own building, a spacious playground and a nature trail.
Our classrooms are bright, airy, and located on the ground level. Each classroom has an art center/easels; wooden blocks; texture/sand table; library center; dramatic play/dress-up/housekeeping corner; puzzles, games and manipulatives; toy shelves with vehicles, animals and buildings; individual cubbies for personal belongings; and its own bathroom.
Our completely fenced-in playground provides ample space for exploration and gross motor development. It contains a rubberized bicycle path and safety surfacing under all climbing equipment. Play areas include: oversized sandboxes, bicycle-go-round, swings, a large selection of ride-on toys, climbing equipment geared for preschoolers, and dramatic play structures.