Classes and Schedules

CNS offers innovative programs for children 2-5 years old. Our pioneering curriculum celebrates the great potential of young children, with the goal of nurturing self-motivated, life-long learners.
Our curriculum is built around a series of explorations that grow out of the children's own interests – combining the power of the children's boundless curiosity with an expertly guided investigative approach that immerses the children in the process and joys of real discovery. Learn more about our approach here.

Core Program

Each classroom is a "learning lab" offering a balance of experiences including sensory, gross and fine motor, early literacy and math skills, and dramatic play, music and visual art. Classrooms have two master teachers and a parent helper. Each member of the teaching staff has outstanding experience, advanced training or degrees, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

For 2019-2020, our programming will be: 

Toddlers (2-year-olds)
Toddlers are in groups of 9 children. Our Core Program is available for toddlers 2 days/week in 2 different time windows:
  • Monday-Tuesday mornings, 8:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Thursday-Friday mornings, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Preschoolers (3-year-olds)
Preschoolers are in mixed-age groups of 18 children. Our Core Program is available for 3-year-old preschoolers 2 or 3 days/week in 2 different time windows:
  • Monday-Wednesday mornings, 8:30 AM -12:30 PM or
  • Thursday-Friday mornings, 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Older preschoolers (4-years-old and up)
Preschoolers are in mixed-age groups of 18 children. Our Core Program is available for older preschoolers either 2 or 4 days/week in 2 different time windows:
  • 2 days a week, Thursday-Friday mornings, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 4 days a week, Monday-Thursday mornings, 8:30 AM -12:30 PM