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Ascension Lutheran Nursery School Since 1963

Celebrating our

50th Year Love. Learn. Grow.

in the Community

A great place to grow.

Ascension Lutheran Nursery School 7601 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21204 Phone: 410.825.1725 Fax: 410.825.9013 www.ascensiontowson.org

A MSDE approved non-public educational program for 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s


Our School The Ascension Lutheran Church Nursery School program provides a nurturing environment addressing the needs of the total child. The recently renovated school offers bright, large, and open class rooms. The playground is fully equipped with age appropriate climbing equipment, tricycles and a roomy sandbox. Through developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, our instructional program offers age appropriate learning experiences that encourage social, emotional, spiritual, and academic growth. Our educational programs are MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) approved for ages 2 through 4. We strive to establish a framework for further educational success by encouraging creativity, building positive self-images, and fostering a love of learning.

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GROW. LOVE.


Our Facility Our newly renovated classrooms are large, inviting, and sunny. Each room is equipped with a housekeeping corner, music center, book center, science table, easels, and large and small manipulative equipment. Playground

Library

The school has a large fully equipped fenced playground with a riding track covered in 1” rubber tiles for riding toys, climbing structure, large sandbox, and playhouse. A large private grassy area for circle and ball games is also available for class play. During inclement weather, the children can play in our spacious indoor recreational room. Students also have access to other church facilities to pursue cooking, music, and movement activities.

Following are maximum class sizes by age group: • 2-year-old classes: 12 students • 3-year-old classes: 16 students • 4-year-old classes: 20 students

GROW. LOVE.

For additional questions, or to schedule a tour, please contact Ann Hays at 410.825.1725.

Monkeys in th e hallway

In order to promote individualized attention for each student, our class sizes are limited, and each class is staffed with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher. Students also receive specialized instruction from our school music teacher and a science/art teacher who works with the 3-year-olds and 4year-olds. Our lead teachers are highly qualified college graduates, and our assistant teachers have completed Early Childhood Education course work. Our teachers are kept current with CPR and First Aid accreditation. Teachers are also required to attend Early Childhood Workshops each year.


Program Activities Our students are exposed to a broad variety of learning experiences during the school day. Regular activities include time for free play, pre-reading and pre-math skills, art, literary enrichment activities, fine motor and gross motor activities, development of social skills and a daily snack. Threes and Fours classes partake in Science/Art and Music specials. The school often arranges for in-house programs presented by community resources, such as visits from children’s authors, fire fighters, and puppeteers. The 4-year-old classes participate in popular field trips, such as concerts, dramatic productions, a visit to a farm, and a hike at a nature center. We encourage parental involvement in the classroom through visits, parent-teacher conferences, holiday and birthday parties, and field trips. An annual highlight for the 4-year-old classes is the students’ preparation for special events for Dads and Moms in the spring

In addition to our regular curriculum, we offer an optional Mid-Day Enrichment program: •

3’s & 4’s - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11:45 to 2:15

These special interest programs include time for lunch, indoor and outdoor free play, and activities centered around a specific theme, such as nature and animals, fairytales, multi-cultural celebrations, games from around the world, music and art. Registration for Mid-Day Enrichment classes is in September.

LEARN.

Ascension Nursery School brochure