First Church Nursery School, Est. 1990


3 Year Old Program Tues and Thurs

4 Year Old Program Mon, Wed and Fri


In operation since 1990, our school is a non-profit, non-demoninational,

non-discriminatory state licensed pre-school program offering a variety of

activities to foster cognitive and motor development, social skills, and

creative expression. Our primary purpose is to provide a safe and enjoyable

environment where each child can develop a positive self image and sense

of independence while increasing the skills necessary for future school

success. Classes include a balance of indoor and outdoor play and group

and independent activities.


First Church Nursery School is operated by a Board consisting of seven church members. The staff includes Diane Burgess, Director/Teacher, Nancy Johnson, 3-Day Assistant Teacher, and Amy Jahnke, 2-Day Assistant Teacher. Extended day hours including Lunch Bunch are also an option. Children bring a bag lunch to school and participate in extra creative movement activities, stories and crafts.

We generally follow the Portland School System calendar and there are no summer classes. A daily snack is provided by the school and occasional field trips are planned to supplement unit studies.

You may contact the school at (860) 342-1111 at any time to put your child’s name on our future class lists or to inquire about tuition fees and enrollment. And for further information about the school, our Registrar/Bookkeeper, Amy Jahnkei, will gladly return your call.