• Programs •
The Riverdale Nursery School’s open-ended curriculum is designed to nourish the development of the whole child. Interdisciplinary and multi-sensory experiences place emphasis on invention, creativity and imagination.Integral to the goals of our school are experimentation and exploration, wherein children learn to be problem solvers, curiosity seekers and risk takers in an atmosphere of encouragement and support. A wide range of materials and a variety of activities, designed both by the teacher and in response to the children’s interests, build upon the unique potential of each child.
Individualized attention is given to each child to insure that they have a broad exposure to concept and skill building activities. Group activities facilitate socialization and provide opportunities for positive peer interaction.
- To maintain a caring environment that fosters positive self-esteem and a sense of security, acceptance and belonging
- To guide and nurture conceptual knowledge and openness to ideas
- To scaffold children’s learning to develop their potential
- To facilitate higher-level thinking skills and critical thinking
- To further the development of social interaction and resolution skills
- To become socially responsive and responsible
- To provide opportunities for physical development
- Open-ended play time
- Circle time with age-appropriate activities
- Outdoor play
Children can participate in the Early Bird Program (8:15am-9am) one, two, three, four or five days per week. Gina, our well loved 2′s teacher, supervises breakfast (brought from home) and playtime for children who need to begin their day a bit earlier. Early Bird drop-off is also available on as needed basis for $8 per day.
Extend your child's morning program by participating in our Lunchkin Program 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week. Available for three and four year olds, 11:45-2. Includes lunch (brought from home), outdoor play, open play, rest time, and circle time.
Available for three and four year olds, 1-2 pm. Offerings change by semester. Examples: art, Spanish, cooking.
Click here to view our electives.
RNSFC Lator Gators Afterschool Program
A unique after school experience for children ages 3 to 6.
This one-of-a-kind afternoon program is created and facilitated by talented, certified and experienced early childhood educators. Children participate in open play, game time, special activities, and outdoor time. A healthy snack is served. Flexible enrollment options available.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:50am to 11:30am
Monday through Friday – Combined MWF 2s and TTH 2s classes
Monday through Friday 8:50am to 11:45am
Monday through Friday 8:50am to 2:00pm
Pre-K For All (UPK)
Monday through Friday 8:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Monday through Friday 8:50 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Monday through Friday 8:50 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
– Olga Gutman