Mary Johnson Children's Center

The Middlebury Cooperative Nursery School, known locally as the Nursery School, is an early childhood program designed for children ages 3-5.  Housed in a 1900’s two room school house, the program is divided loosely by age, 3 year olds and younger 4 year olds in one classroom and older 4 year olds and 5 year olds in the other classroom.  There is significant interaction between the two classrooms throughout the day.

Parents are always welcome in the program and the Nursery School strives to maintain its history of meaningful family involvement in the program. Families work together with the teachers to create an atmosphere that strengthens learning both at the program and in the home. Families are encouraged to share special interests or passions.  A love of books, collecting intriguing objects, playing an instrument, telling a story - this sharing brings important educational experiences to all the children in the program.

Although families no longer have a required work component as part of the enrollment of their children, the Nursery School continues to depend upon families for help with the twice-annual family workdays and annual fundraising campaigns.

Directions: 

From the North (Middlebury): Head south on Route 7.  Approximately 4 miles from the center of  Middlebury, turn left  onto Vermont Route 125. Go straight on Route 125 through the blinking red light.  Middlebury Cooperative Nursery School is approximately 300 feet from the intersection on the north side of the street, almost directly across from Goodro Lumber. Middlebury Cooperative Nursery School sits well back from the road and is painted a soft yellow.  The parking lot is in front of the building.

From the South: Going north on Route 7, the turn off for Route 125 is about 12.5 miles north of Brandon. Turn right onto Vermont Route 125. Go straight on Route 125 through the blinking red light. Middlebury Cooperative Nursery School is approximately 300 feet from the intersection on the north side of the street, almost directly across from Goodro Lumber.  Middlebury Cooperative Nursery School sits well back from the road and is painted a soft yellow. The parking lot is in front of the building.

Hours:

Middlebury Cooperative Nursery School is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Families may choose a half or full day option. There is a three-day minimum enrollment, and families can choose a combination of full or part days.

Full Day hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Part Day hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Tuition Rates:
 

5 full days $175  
4 full days $145
3 full days $110
5 half days $105
4 half days $90
3 half days $70
   

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