The Downtown Early Childhood Association (DECA) was founded over 40 years ago to facilitate communication between downtown early childhood programs in order to serve neighborhood families better.
The DECA Fair will include over 30 downtown schools represented. Families will register to hear from a panel of representatives from downtown schools and then have the opportunity to zoom-visit specific school(s) of choice throughout the three days for more information and support with their school search process.
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 19th, 20th and 21st
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Thursday ends at 2:40pm)
Location: Zoom Virtual Fair
To RSVP and learn more, please visit the DECA website HERE.
We are delighted to share that our application for admission is now available! We are thrilled to invite applicant families to experience in-person tours of our school. Get an exclusive look inside our storied classrooms, woodworking studio atelier, Project APPLE kitchen, library and new rooftop playground, starting October 23rd. The highest health and safety standards will be observed. Guests will be directed on how to adhere to our campus wellness norms prior to arrival.
Founded in 1952, FPCNS is a neighborhood school, welcoming children of all races, religions, abilities, cultures, economic backgrounds and family configurations. Its program is nonsectarian. The curriculum encourages children to explore materials and relationships, and express ideas and feelings, while building skills. The program includes art, music, movement, woodworking, blocks, books, manipulatives, sensory materials, plants and animals, cooking and dramatic play. Large bright classrooms with tall windows overlook trees and gardens. The fenced-in rooftop playground features riding toys, big blocks and climbing equipment. There is space for movement classes and indoor play on rainy days. Each class has three teachers, including a licensed head teacher, two assistant teachers, or an assistant and an aide. Teachers are chosen for their creativity as well as their knowledge, warmth and sensitivity to children. There are specialists for music, movement, studio and gardening. Parent involvement includes parent education programs, social and fund-raising events, the maintenance of an active lending library, class trips and special classroom projects.
We look forward to getting to know your family!