Director: Shona Ellis (865) 482-2221


United Church Nursery School at Chapel on the Hill

United Church Nursery School at Chapel on the Hill

United Church Nursery School at Chapel on the HillUnited Church Nursery School at Chapel on the HillUnited Church Nursery School at Chapel on the Hill
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Due to CLOVID-19, UCNS will be closed until April 24th

During this time, Director Shona Ellis will have office hours on  Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm and on Fridays from 9:00am - 12:00pm. She can be reached at (865) 482-2221 or via email at unitedchurchns@yahoo.com

About Us

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PHILOSOPHY & GOALS FOR CHILDREN

Experienced teachers provide a warm, loving and secure environment for children to grow, with opportunities to:

  • Play freely and creatively within a secure environment
  • Function independently according to their maturity level
  • Gain a sense of competence and responsibility for their own conduct
  • Be challenged and experience small successes that build self confidence
  • Take pleasure & satisfaction in what they have experienced and accomplished
  • Learn to identify and solve problems of group living
  • Interact with peers and adults & enlarge their abilities to give and receive love
  • Be respected as individuals & learn to respect themselves and other

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GOALS FOR PARENTS

The nursery school affirms the importance of the family and strives to assist parents by encouraging them to understand, enjoy and accept their child as a unique individual.  We share observations of the child’s development and behavior at school.
               Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.  

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PROGRAM AND FACILITIES

 TEACHERS SELECT DAILY ACTIVITIES:

  • Varied art media and activities for creative expression
  • Manipulatives for small motor and cognitive development
  • Role playing equipment and activities
  • Opportunities for discovery and experiencing science and nature
  • Music and movement activities
  • Reading, storytelling, group discussions  

ROOMS ARRANGED FOR A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES

  • Large and small blocks
  • Child-sized kitchen for water and family living play, dress-up clothes and dolls
  • Reading and puzzle areas
  • Art center
  • Small tables for working with manipulatives

MUSIC CLASS

  • There is an additional period each week to give children an opportunity to use their voices and bodies musically, enjoy and learn to sing a variety of songs, and play rhythm instruments.

OUTDOOR PLAY AREAS

  • Fenced playground with swings, slides, sandbox, mud kitchen and climbing equipment
  • Paved area for riding toys
  • Hill for running, rolling and “flying”
  • Woods for exploring, discovery and pretend play

INDOOR ACTIVE PLAY AREA

  • Hall and classroom used for active play,  bouncing horses, indoor riding toys, balance beam, tunnel, imaginative play