We’ve been fostering young children’s nursery school kindergarten, 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.
Enthusiasm and love of learning is what drew Patty to working with young children. Business and Early Childhood Education from Old Dominion University she earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education at Nazareth College. She has been teaching at WRNS since 1999. Kindergarten Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Connecticut. Yeny Colon Yeny Colon has been a teacher’s aid at WRNS since 2000.
Yeny studied four years of bilingual education at the University of Panama and taught elementary school in Panama. 2 years in Webster and was an assistant teacher for Sunday School at the Asbury First Methodist Church. Yeny also studied at Rochester Business Institute and received a Certificate in Data Processing. She holds a Bachelors of Science from St. Vivian worked for 8 years as Head Nurse in the Pediatrics Department of Syracuse Memorial Hospital. She also worked for 20 years as a school nurse filling in as a substitute nurse. Her hobbies are sewing, knitting, reading and hanging around with toddlers!
Apply Print and mail the application. Fill this out and mail it in to save your spot! Personal History Used by your child’s teachers to best meet your child’s needs. Permission to Photograph You can say “yes” or “no”. Medical History You fill out half. Your pediatrician does the other half.