Community Nursery School of Wayland

We believe that children learn best when they are actively participating in hands-on, interactive experiences. 

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What We Believe

At Community Nursery School of Wayland, we believe that the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of the preschool child is enhanced by a preschool/nursery school environment. We believe that children learn best when they are actively participating in hands-on, interactive experiences. And we focus our efforts on stimulating the development of self-esteem, independence, problem solving skills and a life-long love of learning. At CNS, we focus on the growth and development of the whole child.

In our preschool, each child is helped to:

– Define a positive self-image
– Feel confident about his or her new accomplishments
– Develop new relationships

We Have Availability!

There are still limited spots for multiple classes at CNS Wayland for the 2023-24 school year. If you have interest, we would love to your meet you, your child, and provide you a tour. Open Houses happen periodically as well.

At CNS, each day is a wonderful adventure.

Our environment and curriculum are geared to children of the same developmental age. The curriculum emphasizes play, social interaction and creativity, and encourages curiosity and the development of self-esteem by emphasizing the child’s ability to make choices for themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my chances of getting in?

Very good, especially if you apply to the 2-day program as a 2.9-3 year old.

How many spots are open to new families and how many are filled by existing CNS families?
Each year is different depending on the number of children moving into a Kindergarten program.
Does it matter when I return my application? Should I try to get it in early?

Yes! First come, first served!

Why is it necessary to prioritize/preference my program choices on the application?
This allows the registrar to provide the best fit for your child.
What are my odds as a new family of getting into the 3-day extended program?

Not as good as getting into the 2 day program, as many of our returning families follow the progression of a 2-day to a 3-day program. It is possible, especially if you get the application in early, as every year is different.

What is the teacher to child ratio in a typical class?
Generally, we have no more than 13 children per class. Each class has a staffed teacher and teacher’s assistant.
Will accepting a spot in the pogram that is not my first choice improve my chances on the waitlist for the program I wish to be in?
Yes, get in wherever you can – the list moves and shifts as the year unfolds.

What Our Families are Saying

“When I was a child I attended Community Nursery School. Now, a mother of three, I knew that there was only one preschool for us, Community Nursery School! It’s a warm, caring environment. The teachers are always smiling and friendly. I have always felt that my children were in great hands. My family has spent the past six years at CNS and have had such a positive experience. My children are excited about school, love their teachers and are always looking forward to the activities that they are doing in class. I would highly recommend Community Nursery School!”
“Mrs. Fuce, Thank you so much for the hard work, patience, creativity, and love you pour into making CNS such a wonderful place. It has been such a blessing to have Geordie at CNS for the last two years. He has grown so much under the loving care of all of his teachers. I have been a teacher, so I know that the love and joy all the adults at CNS brirng to work does not happen by accident. It takes an excellent leader to make that possible.”
“Mrs. Fuce, Thank you for encouraging me to be me, and knowing what I needed to do and learn to be a better me. I learned so much from the lessons you taught me and how you treated me and supported me as I became more vocal and social. Your loving demeanor made me so comfortable and I absolutely loved seeing you every day. You have done more than expected to prepare me for kindergarten and have made school a fun and happy place. You will forever be my favorite teacher and I will never forget how much you taught me and how you helped me grow.”
“To Beth and the entire staff at Community Nursery School – Thank you for the wonderful years and great beginning you gave to our precious grandsons. I know how important a good foundation is for children so it will be the underpinnings of their future educational endeavors. Thank you for loving, caring, and nurturing them and instilling curiosity for the world around them. God bless you all!”

“We have loved our time at CNS. In fact, we wish that we had found it three children ago! It is an amazing, gently nurturing place where our daughter has thrived and in which she had felt completely safe, loved and uniquely known! We could not recommend it more highly!”

“When I first visited Community Nursery School, I was drawn to the school because it was run by a mom and daughter team and was founded forty years ago. This longevity creates an atmosphere of caring, dedication and trust which resonates throughout the school. My daughter has spent two happy and wonderful years at CNS. She is thriving and LOVES to go to school! The staff has provided a very loving, nurturing and safe environment for her while developing her social and academic skills and confidence.As a parent and an educator, CNS was the perfect choice for us. Thank you CNS for making our preschool experience so, so special.”
“We chose Community Nursery School (CNS) because of the old school charm of the classrooms, the outgoing and friendly staff, and the rich history that Roberta and her daughter, Beth have created and cultivated through the years. Living so close to CNS, we really feel part of the community and sending our child here has been a very positive experience for us. From an academic and development standpoint, CNS has a very good reputation for identifying development issues and working with parents and the school system to ensure your child is taught what he/she needs before entering kindergarten.”
“I am exceedingly impressed by the warmth, nurturing and professionalism of the entire staff at CNS. On Remy’s very first day of school, I was pleasantly surprised when Beth Fuce said hello to Remy by name. There was a million little bodies running around, we had only been to the school once before for the tour and it was such a nice personal touch for Remy to be recognized. Immediately, I knew we would love the school!”
“CNS has been our first experience with leaving a child at preschool and we could not be happier that we chose this school for our daughter, Lindsay. The teachers are outstanding, and work hard to make both the students and the parents comfortable with this new experience. We were amazed at how quickly the teachers and administrators got to know the families by name. You get a real sense of community at CNS; from the Fathers’ breakfast and Mothers’ tea, to the celebration of Holidays and birthdays. These three years here have flown by. There were tears in my eyes when we first left Lindsay at CNS. While we feel that there will always be a connection with the families we have met here, I anticipate a teary eye in June as we leave for Kindergarten.”
“We could not have asked for a more nurturing and caring preschool for our two sons. The teachers at Community Nursery School truly get to know each child, and genuinely care about them. Our sons were always greeted with warm, friendly smiles, and energetic hellos. All of the teachers helped teach our children how to share, work together, be kind friends, good listeners, take turns, follow directions, and enjoy school; and they did it all with a smile! Their expertise in nurturing the whole child is evident in the hands-on curriculum, and executed with enthusiasm and love for what they do. As our sons’ first school setting, we could not have been happier. Thank you Community Nursery School!”

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