Show your children the verses education nursery school your most loved nursery rhymes and they’ll recall that them until the end of time. We’ve been fostering young children’s independence, curiosity and love of learning in Rochester for more than 50 years!
Our certified, highly trained staff has developed a unique curriculum that instills the value of life-long learning with children as young as two years old. Parents are members of a non-profit, non-sectarian corporation that administers the school through an appointed board of trustees. That may sound scary, but it’s great! Parents have the opportunity to guide their child’s first school experience as they share in decision making and committee service. For information on the school structure, see the abbreviated description of committees document.
The school by-laws provide detailed information about parental responsibilities, financial commitments, and refund policies. The Winton Road Nursery School admits students of both sexes and of any race, creed, color and national or ethnic background. A small number of scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Molly Shafer Molly Shafer, who has a B. Psychology and Elementary Education from St. John Fischer College, began teaching at WRNS in 2000, but she was connected to the school much earlier than that.
All four of her children attended WRNS. She was drawn to teach at WRNS because of its warm and nurturing environment and because she loves working at a school in which the parent involvement is so high. She is now a lead teacher for the five-day program and enjoys working with the four year olds. Like many of the other staff members, one of her children attended WRNS in the late nineties. While searching for a preschool, she remembers her son insisting he go to Winton Road because he loved the playground. She has also taken post-graduate classes in early childhood education from MCC and University of Rochester.