Our programs are designed to provide children with balanced but varied experiences based on the concept of "learning by doing". Each well-planned day provides active and quiet play. The children are given opportunities to learn using blocks, paints, puzzles, books, clay, water, climbing apparatus and small manipulative toys. Classroom activities contribute to the development of skills in reading, art, math, social studies, science, music and drama. Outdoor play, field trips, and sound nutrition are also part of our program. We adhere to New York State law prohibiting teachers from administering any medications.
A $25 application fee and a security deposit of one month's tuition are due at registration to secure your child's place in a class. The deposit will serve as the last month's tuition, and both fees are non-refundable.
Enrollment is limited to maintain a 7 to 1 faculty to student ratio.
This one hour class provides a wonderful introduction to nursery school. Your child will experience all the excitement of nursery school with the security of a familiar adult. We offer the program Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:00. A schedule will be posted monthly. Space is limited and registration is required.
$5 per class
Three Year Olds
Children on their own for the first time will be introduced to a structured environment with many opportunities to explore and play. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children must be three years old by December 1st and toilet trained.
Four Year Olds
An enriching environment with a more structured routine in preparation for kindergarten. Play is still an objective for the day. This program is open to Universal Pre-K and self pay students, and meets Monday through Friday from 12:30pm to 3pm. Children must be 4 years old by December 1st.
Our 4 Year Old Program is a combination of Universal Pre-K and self pay. Universal Pre-K is a program through Kingston School District for children who will attend a kindergarten within the Kingston City School District and the District pays the tuition. The District and Nursery School require a parent note whenever your child is absent and a doctor’s note after 5 straight absences. You must complete both our application and the district application.
Once you have decided that you are ready to join the Hurley Nursery School community, you can complete our Nursery School Application Online or print the Hurley Nursery School Application and bring/mail it to the school along with the $25.00 Application Fee. The Application Fee is waived for Universal Pre-K.
All applications received by the closing date will be placed according to the following priorities:
- Returning students in good standing who applied by the early enrollment deadline.
- Children from families in good standing who have had children previously enrolled (siblings)
- Children remaining on the waiting list from last year's lottery.
- Open House Lottery (this includes currently enrolled children who did not meet the early enrollment deadline)
Once the Application has been accepted, you will need to download and complete the necessary forms for enrollment of your child:
- Enrollment Contract
- Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up Request Form
- Child Background Form
- Emergency Form
- Physical Exam and Immunization Record/Letter of Exemption **
- Parent Volunteer Form
All Applications and Forms can be dropped off at the school (13 Main Street, Hurley, NY 12443) or mailed to us at P.O. Box 61, Hurley, NY 12443.
** If you are unable to schedule a physical prior to the start of school, please send us a letter with the date of your scheduled appointment and most current immunizations with a doctor’s signature. Hurley Nursery School must have the most current immunization form or letter of exemption by the first day of school or your child will not be able to attend. In an effort to meet the state’s requirements, we ask that you return updated forms by October 31st. Any questions please contact the school at 845-339-1036 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child is starting their school year in September, then your child will receive a personal note from his/her teacher in August, along with a nametag to be worn the first few days of school. (If your child is joining us once the school year has begun, then you will receive a Welcome Packet on the first day they attend.) The success of our school depends on the parents, teachers, and children working together. We thank you for your interest in our school and look forward to seeing you and your child in class.
You may also Contact the Hurley Nursery School and we will mail you an application.
Applications will continue to be accepted after the enrollment closing date and children will be placed as space is available.