Welcome to Our Nest
At Nest Community School, we believe childhood is sacred and it is our joy and privilege to partner with families during this precious time in their lives. We provide an inviting home away from home for children 6 months to 5 years old. In our dynamic home-based mixed-age learning environment, we create opportunities for social interaction and playful hands-on exploration to nurture and inspire young hearts and minds.
We look forward to connecting with you!
At Nest Community School, we believe:
Young children are curious, competent, and capable learners.
Secure relationships provide the foundation for learning.
Parents and teachers are partners.
Knowledge is actively co-constructed.
Play is learning and outdoor play is essential.
Meaningful curriculum builds on children’s interests.
Toddler & Preschool
Our mixed-age toddler and preschool program serves children 12 months to 5 years old. As a home-based program, we enroll a maximum of 12 children per day, with a lead teacher and 1-2 assistant teachers at all times. We have enrichment teachers (e.g., soccer, music, etc.) and are also proud to serve as a practicum site for student teachers. As such, we have low adult:child ratios that allow us to support each child's individual needs.
Parent & Me
We offer outdoor Parent & Me classes for parents and children 3 months to 2 years old. We provide a relaxing and engaging learning environment for you and your child to explore together. Come play and learn with us!
We are fully enrolled for the 2022-23 school year.
Our application process begins with a school tour. Please join our interest list to be notified about upcoming tour opportunities.