East Side Nursery School


Welcome to the East Side Nursery School, a parent/ teacher cooperative preschool since 1957, where young children learn through play.

Welcome to the East Side Nursery School

Our play-oriented program allows children to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in later schooling and in their daily lives.

We support and encourage learning through active play

ESNS is a joyful and community-centered nursery school where children explore and learn through play.

About the Program

We believe learning is an interactive process that requires active thinking and experimenting though child-led and teacher-supported exploration.

We have two class groups: a three-year old class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a four-year-old class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Our adult-child ratio is approximately 1:5.

Applications open on September 1 for the following school year. Class spots are offered in March preceding the school year.

Happening at ESNS

We work on Social Emotional skills everyday at ESNS. Practicing our “Feeling Faces” helps us understand how we show and feel our own emotions and how we can recognize those same emotions in others.” 

Practicing pouring our own drinks at snack time develops fine motor skills, independence, and confidence.

We love the process of creating art at ESNS!”

The individual attention given, genuine care for, and wealth of knowledge and experience the teachers have, honestly, has enriched not just our kids but our whole family. We love ESNS!

-Brodie Friesen