Christian Day Nursery School
We are dedicated to help all children open their eyes to look for the promise in each new day, their minds to explore the mysteries in life, their arms to embrace each one they meet as an equal, and their hearts to accept the unconditional gift of faith in God.
Christian Day Nursery School is a non profit, interdenominational, interracial, and non-political institution sponsored by St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Norwalk, Ohio. The Christian Day Nursery School Board of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church serves as the advisory board.
Christian Day Nursery School provides a Christian environment to aid in a child’s total development…physical, emotional, social and spiritual. The program is designed to help the child in a gradual adjustment from home to school life and to develop a readiness for future school work. The program is flexible to permit the teacher(s) to plan activities for the needs and abilities of the children in the class. The program provides for both quiet and active play.
Christian Day Nursery School (CDNS) is licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and operates according to rules and regulations developed by the department. A copy of the licensing rules and laws are available upon request. Our license is on display in the CDNS office just off of the church office.
The CDNS licensing records, including compliance report forms from the department and evaluation forms from the Health, Building and Fire Departments that inspected the school are available upon request.
CDNS is Step Up to Quality rated. Step Up to Quality is a Five-Star tiered quality rating and improvement system, created to recognize and promote early learning and development programs that meet quality standards over and above the health and safety licensing requirements.
Overview of program objectives
Opening circle time, prayer, calendar and “book of the day”
Learning activities, arts & crafts and free time play,
Clean-up and restroom break
“Family Time” snack
Music & movement
Closing, sharing and prayer
Every other Monday/Tuesday is Large Motor in our fellowship hall
Every Wednesday/Thursday is Temple Talk in our sanctuary/chapel
Letter from the Director
Thank you to the St. Peter Thrivent members who have sent funds to our program. Due to privacy laws we are unable to know who has donated to our program and I wanted to let you know we appreciate your support.
Don’t forget you can help the Nursery School by saving Schild’s IGA receipts and General Mills Labels for Education. These may be placed in the collection box on the coat rach in the church narthex by the office.
- This is where you will find the most currently newsletter and school information.
Three-Year-Old Class Teachers: Sandra Cole and Joyce Stevens
Four-Year-Old Class Teachers: Deb Obergas & Victoria Willer
Pre-K Class Teacher: Deborah Rhoads
Temple Talk Teacher/Floater: Krista Wagner
Floater: Fawn Kluding
- The 3 Year Old class is taught by Mrs. Joyce Steven and Mrs. Sandy Cole. With over 26 years of combined experience, Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. Cole look forward to helping make your child’s first school experience, be a successful one.
The 3s is an introductory level to our cognitive, physical & social/emotional program. We create a nurturing environment where the children can discover, explore and have fun in all our activities and centers. We welcome parents or a family member to join us in our classroom and at our planned family events. Highlights of our school year include our:
Getting to Know Me & My Family unit
Click on the link below for the 3 Year Old’s newsletter:
- The 4 Year Old’s class is taught by Mrs. Deb Obergas and Mrs. Victoria Willer.
The main objective of our 4 Year Old class is kindergarten readiness which we strive to do throughout the year with many hands-on activities. Benjamin Franklin has been given credit for the quote “tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” The first of our hands-on activities begin in the months of September/October. We learn basic colors and the children have an opportunity to mix and form new colors. After reading Little Blue and Little Yellow, the children mix yellow and blue playdough to form green playdough. We continue with our kindergarten readiness by introducing a letter each week from November to May. We use a variety of activities each week to emphasize letter sounds, formation and even sign language.
Throughout the year we incorporate seasonal activities to be able to introduce social studies to our students. In November, we begin with a Native American theme. Through crafts and stories our children learn about the culture. The children create wampum pouches and headbands which are worn at our Thanksgiving Feast as we celebrate with the entire school. Our Christmas celebration incorporates time-honored traditions and the Nativity. Santa’s Workshop is created in the classroom while at the same time we learn about the birth of Christ. Our celebration ends with a birthday party for Jesus. During the month of January, we earn nursery rhymes by Mother Goose. While introducing the concept of rhyming words, the children make crafts based on nursery rhymes. At the closing of our theme, parents are invited to join the students for a short program while the children take turns reciting their favorite rhyme. In preparation for Easter, we focus on the crucifixion and resurrection. The children review color concepts by combining colors to create crosses. Upon the arrival of spring we commemorate grandparents with a special day. Grandparents are invited to join the children for a “day in the life of a preschooler.” Grandparents are asked to join in during the day by helping with crafts and enjoying a special snack. During spring we also learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. We are even lucky enough to obtain caterpillars and watch them turn into beautiful butterflies. Through April and early May we continue with Social Studies. We have a unit on Mexico and at this time we learn about the Mexican culture through dance, songs and crafts. We create traditional clothing and for Cinco de Mayo we take a “trip” to Mexico for a great fiesta. The end of the year focuses on summer fun and safety. We also have the opportunity to enjoy a Trike-a-thon at school. Our year ends with a family picnic at Norwalk Reservoir.
Click on the link below for the 4 Year Old’s newsletter
- The Pre-K class is taught by Mrs. Debbie Rhoads. She has been with St. Peter for 12 years.
Click on the link below for the Pre-K’s newsletter
Tuition: M-W-F am class $100.00/month $900.00/year
M-W pm class $80.00/month $720.00/year
T-Th am class $80.00/month $720.00/year
Four-Year-Old & Pre-K Class
Tuition: M-W-T-F am or pm class $120.00/month $1080.00/year
3-Year-Olds child must be 3 yrs. old by October 1, 2018
MWF am (9-11:30 am)
T/Th am (9-11:30 am)
MW pm (12:30- 3:00 pm)
MTWT am (9:00-11:30 am)
MTWT pm (12:30- 3:00 pm)
PreK child must be 5 by July 31, 2018
MTWT am (9:00-11:30 am)
PreK child must be 5 by November 30, 2018 with teacher advisory
MTWT pm (12:30- 3:00 pm)
There is a $50 registration fee per student.
To enroll your child for the 2018-2019 School Year click on the link below, fill out the forms and return to the CDNS office.