Nestling Nursery

Mon-Fri 9am-12pm, Extended Care Available

​The Nestling Nursery provides a nurturing and supportive nest for children from six weeks to 36 months old.  The multi-age, family-style group prioritizes strong, loving, long-term relationships between teachers and children, and encourages the development of confidence and empathy that come from younger children observing older children, and older children caring for younger ones.  Our program emphasizes a nourishing daily rhythm; active and child-directed play; support for healthy physical development; a focus on language development; and inspiration of reverence and wonder.  Around the time of the third birthday, our fledglings move on to the Morning Garden class.


This program is an extension of the Little Dippers parent-child classes led by Vannesa Houghtlin and follows the Continuity of Care model espoused by the NY Office of Children and Family Services and inspired by the Waldorf philosophy.  

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