Get some great deals on gently used houseware and children's items, while supporting UCNS! The annual yard sale will be held over two days this year, Saturday May 20 from 8-3 and Sunday May 21 from 9-12. We are still collecting donations, which can be dropped off at the school.
Visit the UCNS table at Kids' Book Fest 2016, "Books, Naturally!"
Join the Family Reading Partnership, the Tompkins County Public Library, Cayuga Nature Center and over 30 community organizations for this year’s Kids’ Book Fest (KBF)! Children and their families are invited to explore this year’s nature-inspired theme, “Books, Naturally,” at this day-long event filled with arts, crafts, performances, installations, interactive experiences, and much more. This event brings together thousands of families from Tompkins County as a celebration of family engagement with books, the value and joy of reading together, and our community’s commitment to children and families. It is free and open to all. Sponsorship by U.S. Fish & Wildlife and Wegmans helps provide copies of the featured book, “Whose Tracks Are These? A Clue Book of Familiar Forest Animals” by Jim Nail and Hyla Skudder, to 3,700 children! KBF is made possible by support from Wegmans and an anonymous donor.
The purpose of the Kids' Book Fest is to establish a community-wide celebration that brings parents and children together around excitement for children's books. The festival includes art, entertainment, and activities all based on books. Local authors are showcased. Community organizations are invited to host a story-related book station. Read-aloud environments based on books are set up for children to visit, and book characters walk around the Fest promoting specific books. Food and books are available for festival-goers to purchase.
We are now accepting applications for our 2015-2016 School Year! To maximize our adult to child ratio, we limit our class size to just 16 children per day. If you are interested in attending UCNS, please contact us to schedule a visit or fill out an online application form today! We can't wait to meet you!
Friends, families and community members are invited to join UCNS for Family Portrait Day!
Saturday, November 1, starting at 12pm, professional photographer Dottie Doane will be offering mini-sessions in our school yards for family portraits! Sign up for your 15 minute session and enjoy having a lovely family photo (great for holiday photos!) in our pretty yard.
The suggested minimum donation for the sitting fee is $15. All proceeds from sitting fees are donated to benefit UCNS. Following your session, your photos will be available online for ordering.
Families interested in enrolling their child at UCNS for the 2014-2015 school year are welcome to schedule a visit to our school during the school day. During a Come and Play Day, children are invited to play while their parents tour the school, meet the teachers and learn more about our program. Please contact us to schedule a visit!