The Amen Nursery School, affiliated with Wheaton College's Psychology Dept., offers outstanding preschool experiences stimulating curiosity and learning.
We have limited openings for Fall, 2017 in our 2-day morning and in our full-day programs, for children ages 2.9 to 5 years. Call Christine at 508-285-8220 or email [email protected] to learn more about our quality "hands-on" learning environment; promoting social and emotional development while fostering language and foundational learning skills, through quality play and experimenting with thoughtful teacher guidance. Founded in 1931 by Elisabeth Amen, professor and chair of the Education and Psychology Department at Wheaton College (1926). Professor Amen's special interest in researching effective early childhood education took her through Great Britain in 1930, and led her back to Wheaton in 1931 to open one of the nation's first college-sponsored laboratory schools. Professor Amen's passion for quality early education is still embedded today in the meaningful "hands-on" experiential learning opportunities offered at the Amen preschool.
Mission: To provide a nurturing and cognitively stimulating environment in which children can explore and experiment - developing thought, language, self-esteem, confidence, and social learning skills necessary for successful foundational academic skills.
Thanks for all of your candy donations for Operation Gratitude! We received over 100 lbs of candy to send to our troops!
Thanks to Kate from Balanced Kids Yoga for the terrific yoga classes this week! Our preschoolers had a blast!
Elisabeth Amen Nursery School at Wheaton College
We want your candy... but it's for a good cause! The Elisabeth Amen Nursery School is collecting extra Halloween candy to donate to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit, volunteer-based program that sends care packages to U.S. Military Service members and First Responders. If you have extra candy that you would like to donate, you can drop it off at the Nursery School weekdays between 8:30-3:30. The deadline is Nov. 7th. Thanks for your support!
Our annual Halloween parade was so much fun! We loved all the creative costumes this year!
We had the pleasure of meeting Kym from "Tiinkergaren" yesterday. She kindly asked us to pass along some information on a fun family lantern walk this Sunday, 11/3. You can register at https://tinkergarten.com/lanternwal
tinkergarten.com Don’t miss Tinkergarten’s Free Fall Lantern Walk! Join us as we celebrate the end of daylight savings time and chase back the night with lovely lantern light. Make a lantern at home or bring a flashlight.
Free children's concert at the Norton Public library on Saturday, 11/16 at 11 am, performed by the Wheaton Sinfonietta!
The children had so much fun dancing with Miss Beth from On the Barre Studios this month!
Check out these inspirational Wheaton College students making a difference for girls in Vietnam!
today.com This International Day of the Girl, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb meet Sophie and Phoebe Nerone, two young women who are part of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance and are helping girls in rural Vietnam get a better education.
Some pictures from our recent apple picking trip!
We are so proud to be a part of the Wheaton College Community!
wheatoncollege.edu Wheaton College continues to earn recognition as one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, on lists released this fall by U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and others.
The weather held out for our Family Planting Day on Saturday. It was a fun day, and thanks to our nursery school families, I think we will have a lot of fresh veggies and and herbs in our future! 🥬🍓🥒🌶
One of the best things about being part of the Wheaton community is the great enrichment that it provides for the children at the Elisabeth Amen Nursery School. This week, Coach Wagonner and the men’s soccer team hosted a special clinic for our students. The athletes had such energy and were wonderful with the children. Everyone had so much fun dribbling, kicking, running, scoring, and especially doing the "pizza/pretzel” cheer! I think we may have some soccer stars in our future!
If you are looking for something fun to do with your kids over vacation, the Wheaton College Aurea Ensemble is offering a FREE Children's concert on Monday, April 15 at 11:00 am. Activities and refreshments will be available prior to the performance!
We are so proud to be part of the Wheaton Community. Thanks to everyone for their hard work in making our college so unique!
wheatoncollege.edu Wheaton College has been recognized as one of the top 20 colleges in the world—and third in the United States—in promoting gender equality, in a new Times Higher Education ranking that highlights institutions for their positive social and economic impact.
We are very fortunate to have such terrific community helpers in our preschool family! Thank you to our parents and grandparents for taking the time to teach us about being a police officer, a nurse and a teacher!
We can't thank you enough, Miss Kim and Personal Best Karate for the fantastic classes that you provide to our children. It is always one of the highlights of our year!
[03/19/19] As a friendly reminder, Wheaton College's Annual Community Pancake Breakfast will now take place this upcoming Saturday, March 23rd from 9:00 - 11:00 am in Emerson Dining Hall. You are invited to join President Hanno at this great event!
If anyone is interested in swimming lessons for their children (ages 2.5 -12), the Wheaton College Swimming & Diving Team is great!
Dear Wheaton Community,
Due to the impending winter storm, we will be postponing the Community Pancake Breakfast that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 2. The event will now take place on Saturday, March 23 from 9 - 11 am in Emerson Dining Hall, so please mark your calendars.
Who doesn't love pancakes?? Please join us for a FREE community breakfast at Wheaton College this Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 - 11:00!
We hope you can join us!
The Children's Screen Time Action Network has been a wonderful resource for us at that Elisabeth Amen Nursery School. Please take a moment and go to:
"The Children's Screen Time Action Network is a project of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.
CCFC educates the public about commercialism's impact on kids' well-being and advocates for the end of child-targeted marketing."
Get in touch!
screentimenetwork.org The Action Network is a group of practitioners & advocates working to promote a healthy childhood by reducing the amount of time kids spend on screens.
Elisabeth Amen Nursery School at Wheaton College
NOW ENROLLING! Contact us today for more information on our exciting NEW programs (including an EXTENDED DAY option) that offer more flexibility for families!
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hulafrog.com The Elisabeth Amen Nursery School has provided experiential learning opportunities to young children for over 80 years. Our philosophy is based on the belief that young children learn best when they are allowed to engage in purposeful play which stimulates investigation, problem-solving, and languag...
Our MUD KITCHEN has arrived! This is the first of many new improvements to our outdoor nature-based space, and the children are having so much fun working cooperatively to make delicious "meals!"
Thanks to Kate Haskell from Balanced Kids Yoga for the fantastic yoga classes that you ran for us last week. The children loved being "fish!"
When I saw this commercial I was surprised and disappointed. This seems to go against what he stood for.
latimes.com The creator and star of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" refused to exploit kids for profit.
A special thanks to Miss Beth from the On the Barre Dance Studio for the wonderful dance classes that she provided to our students over the past few weeks! Everyone had so much fun!
We want your candy... but it's for a good cause! The Elisabeth Amen Nursery School is collecting extra Halloween candy to donate to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit, volunteer-based program that sends care packages to U.S. Military service members and First Responders. If you have extra candy that you would like to donate, you can drop it off at the Nursery School weekdays between 8:30-3:30. The deadline is Nov. 9th. Thanks for your support!
Happy Halloween from all of us at the Elisabeth Amen Nursery School! We had so much fun at our parties and at our annual Halloween parade on campus. Thanks to all who came out to support us!
This week, we had a visit this week from Lindsay and her amazing service dog, Jake. We learned all about the important job that service animals do and when it is okay to pet them. Thank you for the great lesson, Lindsay and Jake!
Our Full-Day and Afternoon Classes helped pick more apples so that we could make applesauce. Yum!
Something to think about......
washingtonpost.com We can sometimes get carried away with our phones and other technology. Here are some experts tips to help live intelligently with technology, without it consuming your life.
There were lots of apples to be picked in our orchard this year!
Please join us for the following event on campus!
wheatoncollege.edu Performed by the Aurea Ensemble. This event is intended for young listeners. Come enjoy the musical portrait of life on an island, the shifting ocean, majestic lighthouses, raging storms, and even dancing puffins. There will be coloring activities and refreshments in the chapel basement prior to the...
Enclosed is an article you may find helpful in starting the new school year. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!
kidshealth.org The more comfortable you are with placing your child in preschool and the more familiar the setting is for your child, the fewer problems you - and your child - will encounter.
Please Join us for "Symphony Under the Stars".
wheatoncollege.edu Great Woods Symphony Orchestra performs a concert of classical and pops favorites.
Looking for something fun to do with your family? This is a great place to visit and explore.
Kids' Programs: Preschool Wednesdays and Budding Scientists
ecotarium.org Young children have their very own space -- and educational programming -- at the EcoTarium! Join us every week for story time, and every month for hands-on science. These preschool and toddler programs are very popular and space is limited. So, while they are free with admission, tickets are issued...
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