Clifton Park Nursery School | Kids Out and About Albany

Clifton Park Nursery School

344 Moe Rd
Clifton Park , NY , 12065
Phone: 518-371-5850
42° 50' 24.6732" N, 73° 47' 40.344" W
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Clifton Park Nursery School
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Enrollment for Fall 2022 begins in January! Programs for ages 2-5. Contact for a tour. Call or see website for more details and find us on Facebook & Instagram @cliftonparknurseryschool

Clifton Park Nursery School has been in operation as a cooperative nursery school since 1960. Our classes take place in an historic one room schoolhouse. It's a unique introduction to the school environment. 


We offer a group guided learning through play program for 2, 3, 4, and 5+ year olds with small class sizes. Our progressive Education Through Nature program can be attended as a stand alone-class, or as an enriching addition to the primary curriculum.



What is a Cooperative Nursery School?


The "Little Red Schoolhouse" has been in operation as a Cooperative Nursery School since 1960. A cooperative program is unique, requires the loving dedication of all involved and provides our children with the most enriching nursery school experience. The cooperative nature of the school means parents/ caregivers are much more involved in their child's nursery school experience. Part of our cooperative arrangement is the role of 'helper parent' which is the unique opportunity to particiapte in your child's first school experience. Commitment is usually no more than once a month and can be fulfilled by parents, grandparents or other care givers. Benefits of Enrolling at CPNS:

  • Opportunity to share in child's first educational experience
  • Developmentally appropriate program based on learning through play
  • Balanced program focused on providing children with the social and educational skills needed for life long learning
  • Children learn team work through example of parents and teacher working together to run the school
  • Parent supervised weekly summer playgroup (siblings welcome), June, July and August
  • Field trips - apple picking, fire station, animal show, musical show
  • Making friends and having fun!

Cooperative Aspect Family Responsibilities:

  • Participate on a committee (approximately 2 hours per month)
  • Attend two school meetings a year (potluck dinner in November, auction in March, approximately six hours total)
  • Participate in the fundraising auction
  • Attend 1 of 3 'work days' to prepare the school for the change in seasons (approximately 3 hours)
  • Transport your child to and from school and field trips
Nature/Outdoors, Preschool, Parenting, Play Based Learning

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