Nursery School

Christ Church Nursery School

Christ Church Nursery School

 17 Church Rd     Pawling, NY 12564     (845) 855-7309

a non-sectarian program of
Christ Church on Quaker Hill

Christ Church Nursery School (‘CCNS’) was founded in 2002 to provide quality programs that benefit children, their families and our community.   We offer various full and half day programs for children aged 2 – 5 years old, as well as other opportunities to learn and grow through our enrichment programs. 


Our Philosophy

CCNS’s mission is to educate the whole child. We believe that children gain knowledge through exploration and discovery. Our goal is to enhance learning through social, emotional, moral, physical and cognitive development.


Our programs provide age appropriate experiences that will maximize each child's development and prepare them for the next step in their academic future.  Each classroom is set up in learning areas so that the children can be involved with others in a small group setting. These centers include blocks, dramatic play, art, listening, library, manipulative toys, texture table, science and math.


Each teacher carefully plans the curriculum, taking into account the interests and capabilities of the group. There is an overall school theme each week. Our daily activities and curriculum are balanced between self-directed individual activities and teacher - directed, group activities that provide opportunities for hands on learning. Through work and play, the children will develop new concepts, fully utilize their creativity, learn to cooperate, to share, to communicate and gain a sense of accomplishment. We provide them with cultural activities so they may express themselves creatively through music, movement, art and drama.


Our Programs



Our Wonderful Staff

CCNS is extremely fortunate to have wonderful, nurturing teachers, some whom have been with the school from the beginning.  We work with area schools to make sure our curriculum will enable kindergarten readiness.  Additionally, the children participate in monthly French and Yoga classes.  Our teachers are also fully trained in First Aid and CPR.



If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Camille Ludington at 845-855-7309 or e-mail at