Profile

White Wing School Profile

Classes and Hours

  • 2-Year Old Class 8:45-11:15 AM, TH/F
  • 3-Year Old Class 8:30-11:30 AM,  M/T or M/T/W
  • 4-Year Old Class 8:30-11:30 AM,  W/ TH/ F or  M-F
  • Half-Day Kindergarten Class 8:30-11:30 AM, M-F
  • Extended-Day Kindergarten Class 8:30-2:00 M-F
  • Early drop-off from 8:00-8:30 am for our 3-year old, 4-year old &
    Kindergarten.
  • After school Stay & Play Program M-F 11:30-2:00 pm for our 3-year
    old & 4-year old programs.

Program

  • Developmentally based-focuses on the social/emotional, physical, language, cognitive & creative development of the child
  • Hands-on, open-ended approach of discovery & experimentation
  • Weekly Music & Creative Movement Programs
  • Classroom Discovery Centers
  • Daily recess &  snack time
  • Creative Curriculum for Preschool-guideline for lesson plans & themes
  • Small classes=low student to teacher ratio
  • NAEYC-National Association for the Education of Young Children-Accredited Program
  • Family Discount, Referral Kick-Back and Scholarship/Tuition Assistance

Facility

  • School is located in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua
  • Five classrooms, music room,  auditorium/gym, dining room & library
  • 2 playgrounds include natural play space, newer playground structure and are completely fenced with child-safety latching gates.

Staff

  • Experienced, warm & nurturing lead & assistant teachers
  • Teachers & staff are certified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid
  • Strong understanding of “Developmentally Appropriate Practices”

Carpool

  • Staff-assisted drop-off and pick-up daily
  • Staff bring the children from the car to their classrooms

Special Events/ Enrichment

  • Field trips (4-year olds & Kindergarten)
  • School-wide Annual Holiday Show Performance
  • Fun Day/Spirit Day (games, Creative Movement, crafts, bubbles)
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • National Arts Month
  • Dental Hygiene Month
  • Open Houses & Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Nashua Public Library Story Time & Puppet Shows
  • Family Get-Togethers (Roby Park & Parlee Farm)
  • Visiting Enrichment Programs (all year)

PAWWS (Parents at White Wing School)

  • Hold planning meetings and social time for parents monthly
  • Host social events throughout the school year
  • Organize fundraising events

Classroom Guidance and Discipline Practices

  • Positive reinforcement
  • Re-direction
  • Excellent communication between teachers and parents
  • Consistent and clear rules
  • Logical or natural consequences

Communication with Families

  • Monthly newsletters from Director
  • Monthly newsletters and calendars from classroom teachers
  • Parent Spring Survey
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences:  November & April-all classes

Licensing and Accreditation

  • Licensed by the State of NH Child Care Licensing Unit (valid until 12/31/15) www.dhhs.nh.gov
  • Accredited by the NAEYC-National Association for the Education of Young Children (valid until 7/31/14) www.naeyc.org