To make the community aware of its existence, the Fredonia Baptist Christian Nursery School has set aside the month of April to celebrate the Month of the Young Child.
Established in 1964, the interfaith educational facility has stressed that learning is fun, and that in a more formal setting this first instruction outside the home brings social, educational, and physical growth for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds.
The school offers a two- and three-day program from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.
The children had a pajama and stuffed animal day as part of the Fredonia Baptist Christian Nursery School’s Month of the Young Child celebration during April.
Skills in language, arts, music, math and science are a large part of the curriculum while the theme of the week is emphasized.
Thus far during April, the children have enjoyed School Spirit Day, wearing their school t-shirts and hats.
Another week involved students and parents for Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day. Classes learned sharing with Chautauqua Rural Ministry, bringing jams and jellies to school.
Next week, pupils will be involved in the "Stranger Danger" Program. This will be presented by an officer from the Dunkirk Police Department.
On April 29 and 30, the Month of the Young Child will culminate with a Carnival Day in Fellowship Hall of the church. Parents, staff and students will take part in a day of fun activities, while learning responsibility and sharing.
To enroll in FBCNS, a child must be age 3 by Dec. 1 and show proof of immunization from his or her pediatrician. Interested parents may still enroll their children for the fall semester by calling the church office any morning at 679-9966.
Karen Tramuta and Jane Wright are the school's teachers. Individual conferences can be made by appointment.
Alexis Brandt and Genevieve Ludemann are co-directors. Dr. Donald Howard is the pastor. For further questions, call 672-4771.