Each child is special at The College of Wooster Nursery School where PLAY is highly valued. In this play environment, the children: Make friends, create, learn, build, love a guinea pig, laugh, listen to stories, sing, explore nature, climb, question, paint, share, cook, dance, experiment, grow, think, discover, imagine and much more!

Our Program

Nursery school students looking at leaves on a light table.

  • Open to all area children age 3-5 years old. Must be 3 years old to enroll.
  • Average class size is 20 children.
  • Morning class for 3 and 4-year-olds held on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Morning class for 4 and 5-year-olds held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon classes for 3 to 5-year-olds is available Monday – Friday from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Families can choose 2-day, 3-day, 4-day or 5-days per week.
  • Each class has two teachers and three to five college students.
  • Parents are welcome at any time to visit and/or share their interests and talents.
  • Parent/teacher conversations are a vital part of the program.
  • Parents receive a written report of their child’s experience at the end of the year.
  • Current tuition.
  • School is licensed by the State of Ohio.
  • Children need to be toilet-trained.
2022-23 School Calendar
August 30Parent Meeting
September 6-7Children's Orientation First Days
October 7School Closed for Teacher Professional Development
November 23-25School Closed for Thanksgiving
December 16Last Day for Fall Semester
January 9School Opens for Spring Semester
February 18Visiting Day for Prospective Families
March 20-24Spring Break
May 12Last Day of School

Nursery school student working on gardening projectOur program is based on a philosophy of early childhood education which is derived from the cognitive developmental theory of Jean Piaget, a Swiss child psychologist. According to this theory, young children are not passive recipients of knowledge. They actively construct their own knowledge of the world when they are provided with a physical and social environment that gives them the materials, freedom, encouragement and time to explore and experiment, to try out their own ideas, and to learn from their own successes and failures.

Purposes & Goals

Our ultimate purpose is to provide an environment which will promote the optimum intellectual, social and physical development of each child entrusted to our care. Our primary goal for every child is the development of a more positive self-concept; the child who feels good about him/herself is more open to his/her social and physical world. We also place emphases on the development of social skills, creative self-expression, self-discipline, self-reliance and a positive attitude toward school and learning. It is vital that a child’s first school experience be a positive one, for it is there that attitudes toward school are formed and important foundations for future learning are laid.

Contact Info

Nursery School
Westminster Church House
353 E. Pine Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2131
Fax: 330-263-2228