Established in 1961, Fremont Parents’ Nursery School (FPNS) is a parent-run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a high quality preschool experience for children aged two to pre-K. FPNS relies on the commitment, involvement, and enthusiasm of participating families to create a strong sense of community.
As a parent-participation preschool, FPNS strives to nourish and strengthen families as well as their children. Parents participate in the daily program on a rotating basis, serving as assistants to Professional Nursery School Teachers. This allows parents to share in, contribute to, and support their child’s first educational experience. A key goal at FPNS is to support children cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally as they develop at their own pace. It is important to us that parents and children feel respected as individuals and that they gain the skills and confidence that will foster lifelong learning.
Our classes follow a gentle routine which gives structure to each day and gives the children a sense of security in knowing what to expect next. The teachers create a rich environment, incorporating the advantages of hands-on-learning and discovery through play and peer interaction, combined with integrated age appropriate academic activities. Our Pre-K class utilizes the well respected and enjoyable Handwriting Without Tears Program, to give children confidence and academic readiness prior to entering Kindergarten.