About Community Nursery School

Community Nursery School is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality nursery-school education for preschool children. Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, the school was opened in 1949. We are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services. Community Nursery School admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

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Registration for September 2017 will begin for currently enrolled families on January 13 and for new families on January 16. There will be an OPEN HOUSE on Jan. 16 (MLK Day) from 9:00 – 11:00 AM and another on Jan. 20 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Families are invited to tour the school with their child, learn about our program offerings and see if we


When Metuchen Public Schools are closed for inclement weather, CNS is closed. When Metuchen Public Schools are delayed for inclement weather, CNS will also be delayed. Classes will begin at 10:00 (registered early drop-off students will begin at 9:30.) When Metuchen has an early dismissal due to the weather our PreK, 4s, 3s classes will end at 12:00 noon, Young Learners at 11:30 and there will be no aftercare.    


Designed primarily for our 3 and 5-day Pre-K students, our afternoon program runs from 1:00 – 3:00, with a rest time from 1:00 – 1:30. The children are under the care of our regular staff.  While we encourage signing up for the year or a 10-week session, you may also sign up as needed for a day or two at a time (please call