How do I enroll?
Families interested in enrolling can schedule a tour with Dina and later fill out an application. Once we have notified you that there is a space for your child you will submit a $1000 non-refundable deposit to secure the space. Our enrollment period takes place late November and early December.
Is LTNS a licensed Nursery school?
Yes, Larchmont Temple Nursery School is licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
Do we need to be members of Larchmont Temple in order to ATTEND LTNS?
You do not need to be a member of Larchmont Temple in order to attend LTNS. However, many families choose to join Larchmont Temple and receive a discounted tuition rate after joining as well as priority enrollment. We have many interfaith families at LTNS as well as families who are not Jewish.
What programs do you offer?
We have 4 programs at LTNS:
Explorers is a caregiver and child program for children who turn one by December 31st.
Toddlers is for children who turn two by December 31st. It is offered M-F, M/W/F or T/TH.
Nursery is for children who turn 3 by December 31st.
Pre-K is for children who turn 4 by December 31st.
For more information on these programs please see our Program Information Page.
What is the student to teacher ratio?
Toddler classes have up to 12 children with 3 teachers, Nursery classes have up to 15 children with three teachers and Pre-K classes have up to 16 children with two teachers.
When does the school day begin?
Our school day is from 9:00am - 12:00pm for the Nursery and Pre-K classes and 9:15am-11:45am for the Toddler Classes. We also offer Afternoon Adventure for the children in Nursery and Pre-K that extend the day until 2:00pm. These classes include cooking, yoga, art, science and more. Click here for more information on our Afternoon Adventure program.
In addition to the Afternoon Adventure classes, we also offer a Pre-K Extended Day option. Please click here for more information on our Pre-K Extended Day program.
Do you have any enrichment/special classes?
We have music once a week, a monthly nature program, and the children visit the art studio weekly. For more Information on these programs please visit our Program Information page.
What kind of staff development do you provide for your teachers?
We believe that staff development is an integral part of early childhood education. We have staff meetings every other week and provide workshops hosted by us as well as by educational consultants. We have two days during the school year when the children are not in attendance and teachers attend workshops and/or visit other programs. Teachers also meet regularly with their teaching teams and the nursery school directors to plan curriculum and explore areas that are interesting to them that can be integrated into their classrooms.