Now enrolling preschool students in Turlock!
Now enrolling preschool students in Turlock!
We are so glad that you have chosen Turlock Parent Participation Nursery School to be a part of your child’s educational experience. We hope that you and your children will love being a part of our community. Outside of the fact that your child will experience amazing learning opportunities, you, as parents in this co-op, are free and encouraged to create relationships with other parents through setting up play-dates and/or organizing community activities. As members of TNS, you are the driving force in the school and are integral. Above all, we hope that you find a community that supports you and your child educationally and socially. Please feel free to ask the teachers, board members or other co- op members any questions you may have regarding your nursery school. We want your family to feel supported!
Turlock Nursery School was established in 1972 as an educational organization devoted to preschool children and their parents. In January of 1972, a group of local parents and teacher/director, Penny Wade, came together to form our non-profit. After 8 months of preparation, the school was opened in September of the same year. Initially, the school was located at the Presbyterian Church on the corner of Crane and S. Palm. During the 1977-78 school year, after many years of fundraising and parent support, the school was able to purchase our current building on Grant Street.
Turlock Nursery School is a non-profit corporation licensed by the State of California. We offer a cooperative morning preschool program and afternoon enrichment program. Families enrolled in the parent participation Turlock Nursery School (TNS) become members for the school corporation. This entitles each family to one vote and is further detailed in the By-Laws. The Board of Directors is elected by and from the membership. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing school policy reflecting preferences of the membership and handling much of the administration. Any member of the school is welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. This a working Board of Directors that handles the “behind the scenes” running of the school.
*Please make sure that any problems NOT pertaining to your child be directed to the appropriate board member, not the staff. Thank you!
Turlock Nursery School is an educational organization devoted to preschool children and their parents. We provide a warm, inviting and well-equipped setting, where children are free and safe to play and learn. The equipment and the program are both selected and planned to stimulate cognitive, physical, social, emotional and creative growth.
We believe that the experiences at Turlock Nursery School will lead our children to have self- confidence, promote satisfying friendships and will help them deal effectively with their expanding world.
This specially designed setting also provides parents with many opportunities to learn about themselves, their child, and children in general. Through observation, participation, and discussion, parents may see new questions and resolve old problems. We believe that the parent is the first and best teacher for the preschool child.
Our school is designed to meet the needs of the “Whole Child”. Our program offers a balanced curriculum that encourages and allows for total growth and development. It is a planned and structured free- flowing, learning environment geared to the individual needs of the child as well as the group as a whole. The program alternates between active and quiet times, indoor and outdoor activities, group and individual play, art, music, crafts, language arts, dramatic play, block play, science, story-telling and dictation, creative expression, fine and large motor skills, problem-solving skills, and socialization. The educational needs and methods of learning for a preschool child vary dramatically from those of an older child. “PLAY IS THE WORK OF THE YOUNG CHILD.” Young children need to move about, experiment, explore and touch, rather than to sit, be lectured to and do worksheets. Their learning is active not passive. As an old Chinese proverb states, “When I hear I forget. When I see I remember. When I do, I learn.” Young Children must have the opportunity to experiment with a wide variety of media and materials and in many different situations.
They should be free to derive their own unique satisfactions from them and from associations with adults and with children their own age, as well as younger and older children. They need a feeling of acceptance and appreciation for spontaneous behavior that meets their own needs and those of the group. They need praise and most of all, a belief in themselves and their value to others. The first step in learning is A POSITIVE, HEALTHY SELF-IMAGE!
We support the Whole Child by focusing on physical, creative, cognitive, and emotional development.
Day-to-day administration of the school organization is essential to the on-going success of our school. Every year, the membership of TNS elects its Board of Directors. If you have any interest in running for office, please let one of the current board members know.
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