United Church 
Nursery School
A 50 year ministry of United Church

United Church Nursery School

Our Nursery School started way back in 1966 to establish a creative, nurturing environment for learning.  Now in its 51st year, we celebrate the 170 families who call United Church Nursery School home.

Janice Burke, Director

Ms. Burke is excited to be the Director of United Church Nursery School, having been involved with the school as a parent and teacher for 16 years. 

Her love for United Church grew as her children attended the nursery school, and grew even more when she became a teacher!

Janice has a Bachelors of Arts in Education and Psychology from Molloy College and a Masters in Reading from Adelphi University.

She appreciates the church's warm and welcoming atmosphere.  She extends this feeling to every parent as their children discover a love for God, learning, and each other.

Janice lives in Rockville Centre with her husband John and their five children.

Our Mission

At United Church Nursery School we offer developmentally appropriate programs for children ages 2 through 4 years old with a focus on developing the whole child and their spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth.

Our nursery school is a warm and caring place where children can receive the necessary support and guidance required for a positive first school experience. Through gentle facilitation, attention to individual needs and respect for unique learning styles, our children grow in self confidence and in the ability to relate to one another.  They develop curiosity and learn to experience the world in an expansive way.

Our program is based on our understanding of the developmental characteristics of young children.  We believe that play is the primary vehicle through which learning progresses in the early years.  Sensitivity to the needs of parents of young children always underpins our efforts.  The program is church-related, recognizing the importance of God's family and love for all people as vital in a child's development.  We welcome children of all faiths and races, respecting the uniqueness of each child, both their gifts and needs.

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