Latest Application:

2024-2025 Application for ANS

Avon Nursery School is committed to providing an exceptional preschool experience for young children between the ages of 3 and 5. Avon Nursery School is currently the only nationally-accredited, dedicated nursery school program in Avon, and one of three in the Farmington Valley. All are welcome to apply – you are not required to be a church member. However, church members do get certain discounts extended to them.

We strive to enhance self-esteem by offering unique opportunities and choices for children. This allows them the freedom to explore, discover, practice and develop an active, lifelong love of learning in a safe and loving environment.

In carefully planning our curriculum, Avon Nursery School keeps in mind not only the State of Connecticut’s Frameworks for Preschool Education but also elements from The Creative Curriculum.

We help each child to develop his/her unique social, language and motor skills by participating in dramatic play, building activities, sensory and science experiments, music and movement, visual and fine art projects, reading and writing adventures and outdoor play. We encourage curiosity about our surroundings and foster an appreciation for nature and the world we live in.

In addition, Avon Nursery School intentionally plants and nurtures the seeds of peace and tolerance. We help children learn how to sustain friendships, develop empathy, and resolve conflicts. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, sex, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin or disability.

Avon Nursery School offers four programs in a half-day class format:

  • Morning 3-year-old Program:  Tues. & Thurs. from 9 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Morning 4-year-old Program:  Mon., Wed. & Fri. from 9 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon Pre-K Program: (for older 4’s and 5’s)
    Available some weekdays from 12:30 – 3 p.m.

Our Mission
The mission of Avon Nursery School at Avon Congregational Church is to instill a passion for learning and a strong moral foundation in young children. Avon Nursery School offers the highest quality early childhood education for 3 to 5 year olds. This is accomplished by actively following rigorous NAEYC standards, by using a challenging and creative hands-on / minds-on curriculum, and by providing a safe and loving place where peace, friendship, empathy and tolerance can be practiced.

Our Belief Statement
We believe that learning is a lifelong adventure.
We believe in facing each day with minds open to knowledge and hearts open to love.
We believe in the freedom to wonder, to ask, to explore, to create and to imagine.
We believe that success means doing our best, being our best and feeling proud of our effort.
We believe that every one of us has special talents, and that the talents of each of us, help all of us.
We believe in ourselves, in each other and in God whom we thank for the blessings God shows us each day.

Avon Nursery School continuously enrolls children in its four programs. Children can be accepted into our Spring Session (January to May) or our Fall Session (September to December) based on each child’s age eligibility and the current capacity of each class.

We encourage you to call or email Jolene Tefoe, our nursery school director, to learn about openings and age requirements for your child. 860-678-1267 or ANSDirector2@gmail.com.