As a board member and a parent of a student at UCNS, I can say there is no other school like it. Our teachers truly accept each student where they are and for who they are. The hard work of play is the essential work of children, 3-5 year olds learn how to navigate the world, be friends, protect themselves, and identify their emotional and physical needs (and so much more); play is where the basics of math, science, and language are established. Ellen and Bev Have created this "lab " to allow children to find their way and make their mark, gently, personally, in their own time. I feel so privileged to be part of this community and hope others looking for play-based pre-school in the Ithaca Area will fund UCNS.
Review from Guidestar