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2018-2019 Welcome Back Picnic

Join us all to kick off the school year at Northfield Community Nursery School’s annual Welcome Back Picnic!  This year, the NFCNS Picnic will be held Saturday September 15th at 4pm.  Enjoy the sunshine and the playground with your family.  See you all there!

Oktoberfest 2018!

Help kick off the school year with this year’s Oktoberfest Celebration!  This year’s festivities will be held on Saturday October 5, 2018 at Middlefork Tennis Club.  All proceeds from this even go to assist in fundraising for NFCNS so purchase tickets and come and enjoy a fall evening full of beer, brats, and corn hole.  Keep an eye out for the official invite and ticket links soon.  Hope to see everyone there!

Nature Playscape

We’ve built a nature playscape on our playground!

It’s not that our playground wasn’t already great – it was! Children love our swings and slides and climbers; all key pleasures of early childhood.  But children also need trees, and grass, and mud holes, and rocks – the nature-based components that research tells us calm and center children, foster emotional development, and connect children to the wonder of the world outdoors.

Thanks to a generous donation, your child can now find new, nature-focused playspaces in the area surrounding our trike track, with open-ended play opportunities that promote creative, cooperative play.
Grassy hillocks will send your child up and down mountains in his imagination.  A play stage with pulleys and flags and a percussion center with pipes, pots, pans and bells will make room for music and drama.  A new sandbox, complete with kitchen area and stainless steel sinks, sits side by side with a boulder-lined rock pit. Native flowers bloom along the western border, fronting a secret path for adventure play.

Our students are really enjoying their new nature based playground! Feel free to check it out with your child any time!