Community Nursery School

Learning through play

For more than 60 years, CNS has been helping children grow and learn together in a joyful, playful environment. 

We have three different classrooms for children ages 2, 3, and 4, and our program runs from September to June. While the main program is from 9am-12pm, we also offer options for early drop off, lunch until 1pm, or extended day until 3pm. 

CNS is proud to use a co-op model, where parents and teachers work together to build a wonderful, caring community for our children. We hope you will join us!


The CNS preschool program has been licensed as a New York State Child Day Care Center since 1997.

Our license helps to ensure our children's safety by requiring our adherence to the highest public health and safety standards. We undergo rigorous day-care safety and fire inspections. All adults at our school (teachers, participating parents, etc.) are cleared by the NY State Central Register of child abuse convictions. A further benefit of the licensing program is that to maintain our license, CNS teachers must actively continue their educational training and participate in professional development programs.