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 is ongoing for the current school year with limited openings. If you are interested in enrolling for the balance of this school year or next year, we are happy to show you our classrooms and tell you about our program. (Visit our facebook page to see classroom photos.) We are definitely child-friendly so bring your child with you to see if we are the right

Start of School

Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 6th for all classes that meet on Tuesdays and on Wednesday, September 7th for Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes. The first day you and your child stay for one hour. There is a parent orientation while your child explores the classroom and discovers all the things preschool has to offer. You you should have received an email or letter with detailed information.


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. The week of September 12-16 will be a stay & play theme with story and activity. Detailed information about the enrichment themes will follow. Register in the office if