Enrollment

At Okemos Nursery School we offer the option of a two through five-day program in the morning and a five-day option in the afternoon. We also offer “full day” opportunities. We have found that the children enjoy the camaraderie of a mid-day meal with their friends and we have learned from them the benefits that this “continuity” can provide.

Over the course of the years the children have taught us that age need not be a criterion for or a barrier against enrollment in any class. We have found that when younger children are in a mixed age group class they are eager for the mentoring of the older children and that their inherent skills flow more readily. In the case of older children we have observed these wonderful mentoring skills developing, along with the growth of self-confidence and the characteristics of empathy, compassion and understanding.

The information below can be used as a general guide for selecting a typically age appropriate class for your child. Please keep in mind that four and five day sessions are offered in the morning classes as well.

Suggestion for appropriate class selection

Monday through Friday Afternoon
(Hours: 9:00-12 noon or 12:30-3:30)

This class is highly recommended for our third year students or for those children who will be attending kindergarten the following year. Creative Movement with Mary Jane Heppner-Gamble, music with Wand Degen, Studio Art with Kelly Boyle , French with Nancy Dunn, Nature Discovery with Jim McGrath and Yoga with ShilohWint will be offered in this session.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday Morning
(Hours: 9:00-12 noon)

This class is generally recommended for children that will be four by the end of the academic year. It is typically for our students enrolled for their second year at ONS. Creative Movement with Mary Jane Heppner-Gamble, music with Wanda Degen, Studio Art with Kelly Boyle and Nature Discovery with Jim Mc Grath will be offered in this session.

Tuesday-Thursday Morning
(Hours: 9:00-12 noon)

This class is generally recommended for children who will be three by the end of the academic year. Creative Movement with Mary Jane and music with Wanda will be offered in this session.

We offer a 10% Discount on annual tuition paid in full by June 1, 2012.

I learned how to swing
I liked to color with watercolors
I loved to build with Magnatiles
I loved to dance with Mary Jane
I liked to sled in the Winter
I liked when we could see squirrels out the window
I wore boots, so I could get a swing! Nathan –age 5