School year for 2024-2025 starts July 29th.
UCNS follows the Oak Ridge Schools District Calendar
The school does not discriminate on the basis of race or color, national, religious or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admission policies or scholarship program. A visit prior to enrollment is required by DHS. For additional information, contact the director, Shona Ellis at (865) 482-2221 or email UCNurserySchool@gmail.com
The United Church Nursery School was established in 1961 as a service offered by the Education Department of The United Church, Chapel on the Hill, a non-denominational church, to its members and to the community. The program is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. We welcome you to Chapel on the Hill and look forward to sharing the nursery school experience with you and your child.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The United Church Nursery School provides a warm and happy first experience away from home for pre-school children. It is a place where each child can enlarge on his abilities to give and receive love; where he can learn to respect himself and others, and begin to gain a sense of competence and a sense of responsibility for his own conduct. Each child is helped to make sense out of his own feelings, both good and bad, and the feelings of those around him. High quality day-to-day experiences help each child to find interest, pleasure and satisfaction. The school also promotes health and physical growth. These goals for each child are accomplished in the United Church Nursery School through the child-to-child and child-to-teacher relationships developed by constructive free play within a defined environment. The parents of Nursery School children are also a concern of the school. They are helped to enjoy, understand and accept their child just as he is. The Nursery School provides opportunities for discussions, education and support for parents. The Nursery School Staff is also available for both spontaneous and scheduled conferences.
We have 4 classrooms.
Squirrel Classroom: Children must be 16 months old by August 15th.
2-day class: Monday and Wednesday
2-day class: Tuesday and Thursday
4-day class: Monday through Thursday
Hedgehog Classroom: Children must be 2 years old by August 15th.
Bunny Classroom: Children must be 3 years old by August 15th.
Bear Cub Classroom: Children must be 4 years old by August 15th.
Options for care for the Hedgehog, Bunny and Bear Cubs classes:
2-day class: Tuesday and Thursday
3-day class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
5-day class: Monday through Friday
Monthly Morning Tuition Rates 2023-2024
2-day class: $143/month
3-day class: $216/month
4-day class (available in Squirrel class only): $286/month
5-day class: $359/month
One Time Non Refundable Registration/Supply Fee - $100.00
We have an early drop-off option available. Children aged 30 months and older may attend between 8am-9am for a fee of $5.00 per child, per day. This is a multi-age grouping, staffed by teachers on a rotational basis. Standing reservations for the year or occasional reservations as needed. Space is limited and must be requested ahead of time, through Director Shona.
Monday-Thursday - For children 30 months – 5 years
Children who attend in the mornings may stay for extended hours. Children who stay for the afternoon classes bring their lunch, eat together and enjoy more stories, centers and outside play time. This is a multi-age grouping of children, with a combination of teachers from from the morning classrooms rotating daily. Standing reservations for the year or occasional reservations as needed. Depending on the number of children enrolled, one or two classrooms will be used for the afternoon program.
Monthly Afternoon Tuition Rates 2023-2024
1-day/week: $36.00 1-day/week: $72.00
2-day/week: $72.00 2-day/week: $143.00
3-day/week: $108.00 3-day/week: $216.00
4-day/week: $143.00 4-day/week: $286.00
It may be possible to bring your registered child in for an extra morning or afternoon on occasion. Please check with Shona ahead of time to make sure there is a space available.
Drop-In Fee for the morning program: $20.00
Drop-in Fee for the afternoon: $10.00 from 12:00-1:30
$20..00 from 12:00-3:00
What is Friday Lunch-In?
“Friday lunch-in” is a long-standing tradition of the Nursery School. Back when we didn’t offer afternoon classes, the teachers started offering a “Friday lunch-in” where the children could attend a little longer, and the payments were made directly to the teachers (not paid to the school) as a way for the teachers to make a little extra money. When the Nursery School started offering afternoon classes, we decided to keep the tradition going and thus we have both afternoon classes and “Friday lunch-In”. Children may attend Lunch-In even if they are not registered to attend the Nursery School on Fridays 😊.
Sign up ahead of time or the day of.
Payments are CASH ONLY. Payment envelopes are located on the shelf. Please label your envelope and put it in the white tray labeled Lunch-In Fee at the beginning of the day. Thank you!
12:00pm-1:30pm…..$10.00 per child
12:00pm-3:00pm….. $20.00 per child
To register your child for the 2024/2025 school year, please download the pdf file, fill it out and return it to UCNurserySchool@gmail.com.
Call Director Shona or her assistant Patricia if you have any questions at (865)482-2221.
Please note, filling out the document doesn't guarantee a spot for your child.
Registration for New Families for the 2024/2025 school year will begin in February.