Orange Community Nursery School, located in the High Plains Community Center, has been a staple in early education for the families of Orange and surrounding towns since it opened its doors in 1956! A traditional preschool program focusing on 3 & 4 year olds, OCNS has recently seen tremendous growth. With the addition of a 5s Kindergarten Readiness class and an afternoon 3s class, OCNS continues to provide exceptional activities and is ever-growing to meet the need of its families. The experienced teaching staff at OCNS strives to prepare children for Kindergarten by providing a quality, play-based program that focuses on FUN!
OCNS offers many opportunities for families to be an active part of their child’s first school experience. Parents are invited to help out daily in the classroom and enrich the student’s program by sharing their talents. Over the years our teachers have welcomed parents to school that were once students at OCNS. Grandparents drop off their grandchildren and comment how they remember dropping off their own children for preschool at the very same door! The OCNS tradition continues with new generations!
OCNS is thrilled to be celebrating 60 years of offering exceptional, early childhood education to our community. As part of our 60th Anniversary celebration we would like to invite OCNS Alumni to join us for our Trike-A-Thon & School Wide Picnic on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Please contact the school at 203-795-3869 for tickets (by April 21st) or to find out more about joining our school family for the 2017-2018 school year!