Central Nursery School

Where children learn to play and play
to learn in a hands-on, loving

Central Nursery School has been
operating at Central Baptist Church in
Westerly, RI for over 48 years. We
pride our reputation on having a clean,
safe and loving environment for your
child. We work with each child to
develop a positive self-concept, build
friendships, and learn in a hands-on
classroom setting.

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Registrations are taken on an on-going basis.  
Call (401)596-4929 to pre-register for the coming year.

About Our Curriculum.....

Each of these areas of focus is given attention throughout the day:

Language – Immersing the child in a rich language environment promotes interest in written and oral communication.

Literacy – Through exposure to various types of literature and writing experiences the child becomes connected to the written word and realizes its importance in sharing ideas.

Mathematics – Incorporating math in the classroom develops critical thinking skills and helps the child make connections to the world around him or her.

Social/Emotional – A well balanced program will promote responsibility and positive attitudes through a sense of belonging to a community.

Science/Exploration – Science is an active process encouraging the student to engage in hands-on activity.   Science has many practical connections to experiences in the child’s world.

Creative Arts (Music/Movement and Visual Arts)
Encouraging self-expression through creative arts allows and encourages the child to communicate in a way that reflects his or her own learning style.

Physical Health/Safety – Gross motor activity increases the child’s confidence moving his or her body through space while improving strength, balance, coordination and body-control skills.  Overall healthful living and safety habits are encouraged.

Our Mission

Central Nursery seeks to engage each child by
stimulating different areas of development
through hands-on learning activities that provide
connections to the world he or she lives.  The
preschool program and its teachers shall model
and encourage positive interactions and creative
thinking to nurture the cognitive, physical , social
and emotional development of each child.

Our Director - Ms. Lauren Sposato

2 Day Program
Half day program.  Full day available
based on demand.

This program serves children who are three
years old by August 31 of the enrollment year.

3 or 5 Day Program
This program serves children who are four
years old by August 31 of enrollment year.
Half day or full-day program.

Registrations are taken on an on-going basis.
Call 401-596-4929 to Register

Central Nursery School was established in 1970 under the sponsorship of the Central Baptist Church and open to children of all faiths and traditions.  It’s purpose is to create an educational environment for the preschool child that is undergirded by the rich traditions of the Judea-Christian heritage.  The goal is to supplement and enrich the child’s basic learning with his family and prepare the child for their beginning school years with a curriculum that will enhance their total life experience.

Set up an appointment to come and meet our Director, Lauren Sposato.  Lauren is a gifted pre-school teacher and a wonderful, caring person.  We are blessed to have her.  She received her undergraduate degree from Iona College.  She went on to receive her Master’s degree in education and was recognized as a Rhode Island Highly Qualified teacher.  She began her teaching career at a private school in New York.

In 2009 Lauren joined the staff of Central Nursery School.  She quickly showed herself to be an asset to the leadership team.  Two years ago she began working on a new curriculum that is now used in the classroom and has received accolades from the parents for its ability to prepare their children for kindergarten.  During the last year Lauren became the lead teacher and Director.  Her approach to early childhood education has been through hands-on exploration and authentic experiences both in and out of the classroom.  Her nurturing and caring approach to instruction provides a safe and loving environment for children to develop and grow.

The goals of the school are to promote motor development, personal independence and self-confidence, cooperation with others, and an awareness of God.  The school partners with the family and volunteers from the church and community to achieve its goals.

2021-2022 is going to be a great year and we’d love to have your child join us