Learning Through Play
UCNS is a nonprofit, play-based, parent cooperative nursery school located in Ithaca, New York. UCNS is a Universal Pre-K (UPK) participant.
UCNS is a play-based, cooperative preschool where all children are loved and respected, and all aspects of their development—social, emotional, physical, cognitive—are nurtured.
We welcome children aged 3 to 5 years old for 2, 3, or 5 mornings a week. We are located in Ithaca, New York, and serve families in the greater Ithaca community. We participate as a Universal Pre-K Community Partner with the Ithaca City School district.
Our school provides a safe, nurturing and relaxed environment where children learn through group and individual play.
Teachers structure the environment and prepare learning experiences to meet children's individual needs, interests and development. The classroom is constantly evolving to meet the children's changing needs as they unfold over the school year. Parents participate actively in the classroom to further enrich the children’s learning experience.